The Soaps are starting to reveal their big Christmas Day storylines, and it’s no surprise that many, in Albert Square and Coronation street, are in for a bleak Christmas – with deaths, secrets being exposed and more drama in store for the residents.
However, Christmas time in soap land was not always doom and gloom.
Today’s Advent Calendar opens up one of the most bizarre, yet hilarious, soap Christmas episodes.
In 1986, the residents of Ramsay Street gathered at a boxing ring to settle an argument between Mike and Shane. However, things took a turn for the bizarre as referee Clive, was knocked out and dreamt of a Panto like Christmas.
Check out the Neighbours Panto episode (featuring a teenaged Kylie Minogue):