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Christmas arrives on Albert Square

The festive celebrations arrive on Albert Square, next week on EastEnders.

Ian Beale (played by Adam Woodyatt) and Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) both help to fund the festivities, however Mick is less than impressed with Ian’s sponsorship banner.

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© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Later, the Albert Square residents gather round the Christmas tree and celebrate the festivities.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 24/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 04/12/2015 - Episode: 5184 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Ian, Kathy and Pam stare at the pretty Christmas tree. Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH), Pam Coker (LIN BLAKLEY) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 24/11/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 04/12/2015 - Episode: 5184 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Ian and Kathy stare at the pretty Christmas tree. Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Finally, a joyful Ian makes a speech.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Notably missing from the celebrations are Jane and Bobby Beale – who are both caught up in an argument at home.

EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday, 4th December at 8pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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