Coming up on Coronation Street – Christmas Special
On Monday at 7:30pm, Joe tells Tina that he and Gail have finally set a wedding date. Tina’s jealous when Jason starts to wonder if Sarah will turn up and she begins questioning if he still has feelings for her.
Later, Tina’s angry when Jason finally confesses that he and Sarah are not yet divorced, despite letting Tina believe that they were. David watches with delight as the couple row in the Street.
Meanwhile, Sally and Kevin return from Paris and Molly demands to know where they’ve been and why Kevin didn’t tell her before he went. Kevin, however, is distracted by Sophie’s predicament as she’s just discovered that Ben made a pass at Michelle. Yet again, Molly finds herself sidelined in favour of Kevin’s family.
Also, Deirdre begs Peter to spend Christmas with them for Simon’s sake. Peter, however, is still too angry with Ken to consider it, but he eventually agrees, saying that they’ll only attend if George, Eve and Janice can be there too. Ken’s not best pleased but Deirdre’s delighted and happily agrees.
With Christmas approaching, Ashley realises that he can’t commit to the panto and pulls out, so Becky and Claire bully Steve into taking the part of Prince Charming.
At 8:30pm, a drunken Tina’s determined to track Jason down and attempts to start his van. David, however, has spotted what she’s up to and grabs the keys off her, despite being injured and getting a mouthful of abuse for his troubles!
Even though she’s unable to drive the van, Tina makes her way into town and finds herself in a city centre bar. It’s not long before she’s being chatted up by a handsome stranger who introduces himself as Nick.
Nick goes on to explain that he’s in town after being summonsed by his gran in the hope of stopping his mum marrying a loser! There’s an immediate spark between the pair and they share a kiss, but would Tina be getting quite so close if she knew the true identity of her new friend?
Meanwhile, the dress rehearsals for the panto take place, and Becky’s not best pleased with the scene in which Steve has to kiss Claire. With the mood about to turn sour, Steve manages to silence his jealous wife, who cuts quite a dash as a glamorous Dandini!
Elsewhere, Sophie’s baptism takes place and she’s touched when Sian says that she’ll be her baptism partner after what happened with Ben.
The ceremony’s moving for all concerned and afterwards, a happy Webster clan head home for the party. Sally proudly shows the photos on the TV screen and as she does, Molly’s stunned when she spots a snap of Sally and Kevin kissing in Paris!
On Thursday – Christmas Eve – at 8:30pm, it’s Christmas Eve on the Street too, and Rosie’s excitedly unwrapping her birthday presents. She’s impressed by what she sees and hopes that her presents will be as good as her sister’s.
Kevin, meanwhile, is worried about Molly, and no-one notices that Sally seems a little preoccupied. Still furious at Kevin for going to Paris with Sally, Molly tells him that it’s over between them.
Meanwhile, Tina’s feeling guilty after kissing Nick, and when Jason apologises for their argument the previous day, she readily accepts and says she’s sorry too.
There’s a tricky moment though when Jason asks David how he hurt his arm, but David covers for Tina, claiming that he sprained it. Tina’s grateful for his discretion and it’s clear that there’s a thaw in their relationship.
Nick arrives at the Platts’ and Gail’s delighted to have her prodigal son home for the festive period. David, however, is certainly not best pleased to see him.
Over at The Rovers, the regulars have gathered for the fourth panto, and with the last one being over 20 years ago, nobody knows quite what to expect; perhaps with the exception of Betty, who’s had a starring role in more than one production!
As the curtain goes up, the scene’s set by John Stape, and Cinderella begins. It goes like a dream, with few minor hitches, until Amy takes to the stage to sing her song at the ball.
When she forgets her lines, she remembers one very choice word that she’s obviously heard Becky utter on more than one occasion!
On Friday – Christmas Day at 7pm in a one-hour episode, at the Websters’, Kevin’s distracted while Sally, Rosie and Sophie excitedly open their presents. He’s desperate to see Molly, who’s across the Street trying to drum up enthusiasm after opening Tyrone’s extra special gift for her – a karaoke machine.
Unable to wait any longer, Kevin makes an excuse to leave the house and a shocked Molly sees him in the backyard of her house. Furious, she steps outside on the premise of taking some rubbish out and slaps him across the face. Kevin, however, won’t take no for an answer and insists that he can’t wait any longer; he wants to be with her forever and he wants them to tell their families today!
Molly’s stunned but is swept away by the danger and romance of the situation. She agrees and the clandestine lovers return to their partners to break the devastating news to them.
However, when Kevin returns home and finally convinces Sally to take a break from her Christmas dinner preparation, she breaks down and stuns him with some devastating news of her own – she has breast cancer.
As a shell-shocked Kevin struggles to take the news in, he realises that he has to get to Molly before she tells Tyrone everything. But will he make it in time?
Meanwhile, completely unaware of the drama unfolding across the Street, the Barlows try to enjoy Christmas with their extended family for Simon’s sake. He’s thrilled with his bike from granddad Ken, but when granddad George turns up with a games console, Ken finds himself – and his gift – sidelined. Will the warring grandparents be able to keep the peace?
There’s no shortage of drama and tension at the Platts’, either, and when Tina and Jason turn up for Christmas dinner, Tina’s stunned to be greeted by the handsome stranger she kissed earlier in the week, and she’s shocked to realise his relationship to the family.
After an uncomfortable dinner, Tina makes her excuses and heads home, leaving David wondering what’s going on.
Elsewhere, at the Rovers, Steve and Becky enjoy their first Christmas together as a family, and as Steve watches Becky with Amy, he can’t help but wonder if the time has come to give Amy a brother or sister. But how will Becky feel about her husband’s idea?