While viewers can no doubt expect tears and turmoil for some of their favourite characters later this month, some seasonal cheer also looks to be on the horizon as Alfie Moon pulls out all the stops to turn the Queen Vic and Albert Square into a beautiful festive extravaganza.
A Christmas German market and a carousel are present on the Square thanks to Alfie's efforts.
Here, Soap Scoop takes a look behind the scenes at Christmas 2012 in EastEnders.
Photo gallery - Behind the scenes with the EastEnders cast at Christmas:
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