There's a rare bit of Christmas cheer in Albert Square this eve as Charlie helps Alfie and Kat bid an emotional farewell to the Vic. However, trouble is lurking elsewhere as a defiant David resists Janine's plea to drop his blackmail plan, and the consultant expresses concern over Carol's hospital tests, leaving her convinced that she has cancer. Meanwhile Bianca is furious when Nikki gatecrashes a family outing to Santa's grotto, Joey is optimistic as Alice's hearing arrives, and Abi and Poppy find Dot cowering in her home. Meanwhile, Lola and Peter consider telling their families about their relationship at the big Christmas Day dinner and Lauren is spotted with Jake...