Emmerdale Christmas 2022 spoilers: Cain’s brother Caleb arrives, bombshell for Chas
It's all going off in the Dales this Christmas
It’s the big one on Emmerdale over Christmas as Cain has a surprise prison visitor, Chas feels under pressure, while Dr Liam faces an unforgettable round of Christmas dinners.
Here's your full guide to all the Emmerdale drama this festive season from 25-30 December 2022.
Meet Caleb Dingle
Cain has a visitor in prison: his brother Caleb, who’s surprised to have discovered that Faith has died – seeing as Cain told him she’d passed away 30 years ago.
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Seeing as Cain took away the chance for him to get to know his family, Caleb now wants to put that right. But as Cain orders him to stay away, we flashback to 1991 to discover what really went on between the two of them.
Chas is left stunned
Chas is feeling the hostility and awkwardness from everyone this festive season, and so decides to visit her daughter’s grave, taking along Faith’s firework, too.
As she reads out the card given to her by Faith, it’s clear that Chas misses both her mum and her little girl. But just as she’s summoning the strength to carry on, a stranger approaches Chas with some bombshell news that look set eclipse the dazzle from Faith’s firework.
Liam’s Vicar of Dibley-style Christmas
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Do you remember the episode of The Vicar of Dibley where Geraldine was forced to endure several Christmas dinners? Well, that same scenario is about to play out for Dr Liam.
His first call is to the Dingles’, where he tries to turn down a plate of food, knowing that he has two further trips to make. No such luck! Next, it’s round to Rishi’s, where more festive fare awaits him. And as he hauls himself down the street after round two, Bernice takes him in and serves up yet another meal.
Following this endurance test, Liam will then be seen sharing a charged moment with Bernice, which ends in a kiss. But might he have bitten off more than he can chew?
Bernice’s menopause campaign
We’ll also see Bernice growing tired of Nicola’s interfering, while also starting to feel as though everyone is treating her menopause as some kind of joke.
After wallowing in self-pity for some time, while also struggling with her symptoms, Bernice ultimately decides to seek help. And feeling that the conversation around menopause needs a makeover, Bernice decides to embark on a new project…
Paddy’s Christmas trauma
Paddy’s stress levels are skyrocketing over the festive season with shock scenes set to see him accidentally give Vinny’s dog an overdose of sedatives.
Reeling from what he’s done and clearly struggling with all that’s going on his personal life, the village vet will then be seen sitting hopelessly in his car as the tears begin to fall down his face. Will anyone help him in his moment of need?
Greg threatens Ethan
It’s initially all cheers round at the Andersons’, as Ethan takes the PA system from the church out into the street, along with a set of disco lights. It’s time for an impromptu street party!
But that sense of fun comes to a crashing halt for Ethan when Greg threatens to ruin his reputation should the complaint not be dropped. And, pretty soon, we’ll see a further confrontation between the two guys as Ethan confronts Greg after he review-bombs Marcus’s business.
Jacob tells a fib to his friends when he makes out that Dr Liam is his dad. But the lie ends up backfiring when David overhears one of those mates refer to Leyla and Liam as being Jacob’s mother and father.
In the wake of the slip-up, Jacob is left feeling mortified while David can’t help but be heartbroken.