Christmas 2015 Spoilers

The Carters turn the Vic into Santa’s Grotto

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 21/12/2015 - Episode: 5193 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: The Carter family in festive fancy dress! Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT), Mick Carter (DANNY DYER), Nancy Carter (MADDY HILL), Lee Carter (DANNY-BOY HATCHARD), Tina Carter (LUISA BRADSHAW WHITE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

For the second year in a row, the Carter family will go all-out for Christmas as they transform the Queen Vic into Santa’s grotto.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 22/12/2015 - Episode: 5194 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick dresses up as Santa for the children.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Not one to disappoint the kiddies in Albert Square, Mick agrees to be Father Christmas. A bittersweet moment for Mick, as the part was played by his dad last year. Here’s hoping that Mick is more joyous than Stan proved to be!!

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 22/12/2015 - Episode: 5194 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mick as Santa.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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One by one the children visit ‘Santa’ to give him their Christmas wish list. Buster and Shirley are spending their first Christmas with their grand-daughter Jade and take her to the Vic to talk to Santa. The entire Carter clan get in on the act with Linda assisting Santa as Mrs. Claus and Lee, Tina and Nancy dressed as helpful elves.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 22/12/2015 - Episode: 5194 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Linda hands Jade a Christmas goodie bag.  Mick Carter (DANNY DYER), Jade, Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT), Lee Carter (DANNY-BOY HATCHARD) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2015 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 22/12/2015 - Episode: 5194 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Linda and Nancy are in festive fancy dress.  Linda Carter (KELLIE BRIGHT), Nancy Carter (MADDY HILL) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

These festive scenes are once again the beginning of the focus on the Carter family at Christmas as Linda and Mick’s wedding looms and Dean weighs heavily on their minds.

EastEnders airs these scenes on 21 and 22 December on BBC One and BBC One HD

About the author

Melissa Berry

An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!