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Coronation Street's Leanne Barlow takes centre stage this Christmas as she must decide whether she really wants to marry Nick Tilsley.

Leanne (Jane Danson) is due to tie the knot with Nick (Ben Price) on Christmas Day after he booked an expensive country house ceremony for them at the last minute. However, on the eve of the wedding, Leanne's ex-husband Peter gives her lots to think about by urging her not to go ahead with the big day.

Faced with the realisation that Peter (Chris Gascoyne) wants her back, Leanne tries to push aside any doubts as she wakes up the next morning and changes into her wedding dress.

Just as she is about to leave, though, Leanne realises that she'll have to face her true emotions and rushes off to pay Peter a surprise visit…

At the same time, Leanne's scheming half-sister Eva (Catherine Tyldesley) does her worst in a bid to scupper the day, still secretly harbouring feelings for Nick.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the ceremony, will Leanne actually become Mrs Tilsley?

Leanne Barlow's wedding day

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Leanne Barlow's wedding day

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Leanne Barlow's wedding day

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Coronation Street airs these scenes in an hour-long episode on Christmas Day at 7.30pm on ITV1.

> 'Coronation Street' Ben Price: 'Wedding is Nick's last chance'
> 'Coronation Street' Ben Price: 'Nick is testing Leanne with wedding'
> 'Coronation Street's Jane Danson: 'Peter's a drug Leanne can't give up'
> 'Coronation Street' fans "50/50" over Leanne's Nick, Peter dilemma
> Read more 'Coronation Street' spoilers and news

Over on Hollyoaks, the McQueen family have an unforgettable Christmas ahead with a few surprises in store.

The shocks begin on Christmas Eve when Doctor Browning turns up at Mercedes's door unexpectedly and the twisted pair launch straight into a passionate kiss.

On Christmas Day, Mercedes and Browning have some fun by riding extravagantly through the village in a chauffeur-driven vintage car, before descending on the McQueen house and receiving a frosty welcome!

Jacqui (Claire Cooper), meanwhile, is hoping to finally move on from her late husband Rhys over the festive period. Taking control of the Christmas dinner plans, she convinces John Paul to come over from Dublin and also invites Tony and Cindy to the meal.

However, one guest that nobody was expecting is soon found in the McQueens' front garden - an abandoned baby with a note saying: "Dear Daddy - Merry Christmas".

Everyone looks to Bart for an explanation, but are they demanding answers from the wrong person?

Jacqui's emotions begin to run wild.

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Christmas Day in Hollyoaks.

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Later, the twists and turns continue when a nostalgic Jacqui starts to look through Rhys's phone and is devastated to discover a video of him and Cindy (Stephanie Waring) in bed together.

Determined to get revenge, Jacqui springs into action and it's not long before Tony and Myra find her standing next to an unconscious Cindy, having attacked her with a Santa Claus statue. Cindy is rushed to hospital, but will she be okay?

Jacqui stand by Cindy's body.

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Tony rushes to Cindy's aid.

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Jacqui holds the statue in her hand.

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Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Boxing Day at 6.10pm on Channel 4.

> 'Hollyoaks': Jacqui to attack Cindy on Christmas Day
> Read more 'Hollyoaks' spoilers and news

Coming up on EastEnders, Derek Branning provides his family with a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons.

Derek (Jamie Foreman) has already alienated most of his loved ones in recent months, and Max is the next person to turn against him when he learns of the bad boy's recent attempts to blackmail Tanya.

Max (Jake Wood) has a showdown with his older brother on December 24 and makes it clear that he wants nothing more to do with him once Christmas is over.

Furious over Max's attitude and determined to teach him a lesson, Derek hatches a plan to ruin Christmas for him in explosive fashion - by exposing his mysterious secret.

While full details of the storyline are being kept under wraps, viewers will see Derek get his scheme under way by making a phone call that could turn Max's world upside down…

Derek , laden with presents, heads to Max's house for a family Christmas.

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The next day, Derek turns up for the Branning family's Christmas dinner as planned, immediately making himself the centre of attention by promoting his position as head of the family.

There's an atmosphere of happy expectation for everyone when Max later hands Tanya (Jo Joyner) a wedding dress and she realises that he wants them to get married that day - a last-minute plan B after Lauren trashed plans for the original Christmas Eve ceremony.

Tanya is touched by Max's plans for them to get married on Christmas day.

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However, the mood in the house soon changes when Derek's plan falls into place and Max's world crashes down around him.

Max's past returns to haunt him thanks to Derek and everyone is stunned by the secret he's been hiding.

A massive argument then erupts between everyone and as Derek gloats about causing all the mess, it's clear that his relationship with his brothers has been destroyed forever.

Max is disgusted with Derek for lying to him all this time, and failing to deliver his 'payments'.

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Can the family survive the big bombshell that has been dropped? And as it's no secret that Derek will be killed off, how exactly will he meet his maker?

EastEnders airs these scenes in an hour-long episode on Christmas Day at 8.45pm on BBC One.

> 'EastEnders': The Brannings at Christmas - first look
> 'EastEnders': Christmas death aftermath - more pictures
> 'EastEnders' Max secret shocked cast, says Jake Wood
> 'EastEnders' Jo Joyner thinks Tanya, Max relationship can survive secret
> 'EastEnders': New bookies favourite in Christmas death plot
> Read more 'EastEnders' spoilers and news

Meanwhile, these are the full set of pictures showing the gruesome Christmas Day ahead for Emmerdale's Cameron Murray as he buries the body of his latest murder victim.

Cameron (Dominic Power) kills again in a few days' time, realising that he has made a terrible mistake by confiding in one of the villagers about how he murdered Carl King.

After ending the life of his confidante, Cameron keeps the body in his van on Main Street while he ponders his next move.

On Christmas Day, a startled Cameron wakes up in the B&B and realises that he's living a nightmare as he still needs to deal with the corpse.

Sneaking into the woods, Cameron begins digging a hole for the body and he has tears in his eyes as he digs into the earth.

Appalled at himself, Cameron then throws his victim in the hole and sets to work on covering the body…

Cameron buries the body

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Cameron buries the body

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Cameron buries the body

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6432: Cameron buries his latest victim in the woods

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Emmerdale airs these scenes on Christmas Day at 5.30pm and 7pm on ITV1.

> 'Emmerdale' character to die in Christmas murder plot
> 'Emmerdale' Dominic Power talks Christmas murder plot - interview
> 'Emmerdale' Mark Charnock: 'Christmas episode is a belter'
> Read more 'Emmerdale' spoilers and news

Hollyoaks topped our storyline poll last week as 39.0% of you chose John Paul's return as the best plot.

EastEnders came second with 30.6% for Alfie following Kat to the bedsit, while Coronation Street was third with 22.0% for Fiz and Tyrone's affair.

Emmerdale took fourth with 5.5% for Alicia's return, while Zara's Christmas visit on Doctors was fifth with 2.9%.

Don't forget to vote in the poll below and let us know which storyline looks best this week!

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