When is Emmerdale on this Christmas? ITV soap episode schedule in full

Emmerdale viewers are currently counting down the days until the much-anticipated Christmas and New Year episodes of their favourite ITV soap.

It’s set to be an explosive time in the village as murderous Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) stoops to new lows, and The Woolpack is engulfed in flames as a devastating fire breaks out at the pub.

Whetting viewers’ appetites about what is to come over the festive season, soap bosses previously teased some big storylines, explaining that “this will be a Christmas the villagers will never forget.”

But when is the soap on over the Christmas and New Year period? And what time can viewers tune in from each day? Here’s the full rundown.

When is Emmerdale on over the Christmas period?

Wednesday December 22 at 7pm

Thursday December 23 at 7pm

Christmas Eve at 7pm

Christmas Day at 7pm (a special hour-long episode)

Boxing Day at 7pm

Meanwhile, the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day instalments of the popular soap will drop on ITV hub each day at 7am as an early gift for diehard viewers.

When is Emmerdale on over the New Year period?

Monday December 27 at 7pm

Tuesday December 28 at 7pm

Wednesday December 29 at 7pm

Thursday December 30 at 7pm (a special hour-long episode)

New Year’s Eve at 7pm (a special hour-long episode)

This year there will be no big New Year’s Day episode as the holiday falls on a Saturday. Instead, viewers will be treated to a drama-filled hour-long instalment of the ITV soap on New Year’s Eve.

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What is in store on Emmerdale?

Soap bosses have previously teased the big storylines that are set to have viewers on the edge of their seats as they tuck into their favourite chocolates

They said: “It’s the season of goodwill, but the underhanded Al Chapman (Michael Wildman) goes sparing on dishing out any joy, particularly when he is feeling under so much pressure. Will Al find a solution for his financial problems or could his world collapse?”

“The seasonal cheer will give some villagers the confidence to make life-changing decisions and fresh starts with their lives. Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) is hopeful for what hers will bring."

“Christmas Day at the Dingles is usually a happy family celebration but recently divisions have formed in this clan. With Sam Dingle (James Hooton) desperate to make things better, can he reunite them at this time?”

“The sense of a threat from within the Village still looms large, but it is now Dawn (Olivia Bromley) who needs to watch her back? But could there be other villagers in danger before the week is over?”

“There is love on the cards this Christmas week for some, but jealousy looms large despite a Christmas proposal.”

“It is likely to be an emotional Christmas for Dr Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) given it’s the first without daughter Leanna. But when he enjoys a little too much wine a drunk Liam is rescued, but could he find himself in a dangerous situation?”

Emmerdale continues on ITV

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