EastEnders, BBC1

by | Dec 25, 2005 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

In the biggest Christmas Day shock since auntie’s present wasn’t a hideous wooly jumper, the Albert Square saga was a heartwarming tale – and even managed to culminate in a White Christmas.

What was good about it?

• Jessie Wallace wailing as Kat Slater who, after getting so drunk even a bunch of randy geezers rejected her, scraped off the slap, did that men-aint-wurf-it speech and stumbled out the Queen Vic. Only to find Alfie Moon waiting to whisk her off to America (providing his new motor and the £87 in his pocket lasts that long).

• The authentic hell of Christmas Day at the Fowler’s house. They were reduced to playing Give Us A Clue (although they called it Charades because they’re so very posh).

• Letitia Dean looking full of deliciousness without her make-up as up-da-duff Sharon.

• The madcap antics in the Slater house where Mo didn’t defrost the turkey in time and had to assemble a new Christmas roast from chicken nuggets.

• The Martin v Sharon battle

• The s(n)o(w)-bad-it’s-good snowball fight at the end in which handfuls of soap powder were thrown around the “frozen” square.

What was bad about it?

• The boring story of the Millers as they spent Christmas with The Bill’s Jim Carver

• Pauline Fowler’s face

• The soppy end of the Martin v Sharon battle

• Ian Beale sleeping

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