Emmerdale's festive treat for fans

Emmerdale's Christmas Day episode

7:02am 23rd December 2017

In a departure from its traditional Christmas storylines, Emmerdale is giving fans an episode devoted to Robert and Aaron - or 'Robron', as they've affectionately become known.

So, what can we expect in the Christmas Day special?

Series Producer Iain MacLeod said: "Think Groundhog Day and A Christmas Carol with a little nod to the film Don't Look Now thrown in and that's been our approach to the Christmas Day episode.

"It's been amazing to produce, as we're constantly thinking of ways to push the boundaries of storytelling and keep Emmerdale fresh and our loyal viewers on their toes!

"We've all acknowledged the risks of filming such a stand-alone episode, but we sincerely hope the audience will appreciate we've tried to do something a bit different, in the same way we devoted an episode to Ashley's story last Christmas."

Terrified by what is happening to him, Robert is pushed to his limits as he continually wakes on Christmas morning to a different reality.

Why can't he escape from this perpetual nightmare? And how will his estrangement from the real love of his life, Aaron, manifest itself?

Iain added: "Apart from the scary aspect to Robert's situation, the episode is also heartfelt and hilarious in parts.

"Christmas wouldn't be the same without a healthy dose of the Dingles and a comedy cameo which we hope will please our viewers. Watch out for the ghost of Christmas Future, as you might recognise them!"

You can watch the hour-long episode on ITV at 7pm.

More news from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Emmerdale Aaron and Faith Dingle

Emmerdale's Sally Dexter joined Stray FM on Christmas Day

The newest Dingle joined Nick and Will for a festive chat on Stray FM.

David Whittle and Marlon from Emmerdale for the Stray FM Special

Spend Christmas Eve on Emmerdale with David Whittle

Stray FM hosts an Emmerdale special on Christmas Eve, featuring all the gossip you need ahead of the festive editions of the popular soap.

Most read
Stray FM Local News for Harrogate, Skipton, Craven and Wharfedale

UPDATE: Missing Yorkshire boy found safe and well

Police thank people for sharing the appeal.

Ripley_Castle

Emmerdale stars in surprise wedding at Harrogate's Ripley Castle

Guests were only given 45 minutes notice of what was going on.

Newer article

The top 8 Christmas vents of 2017

Christmas: Here are some of our favourite callers from Pete Egerton's daytime show.

Older article

Mumblers on a Mission to Harlow Carr

Christmas: Getting out and about for Christmas in Harrogate.

Top articles

Man charged with manslaughter of Holby star John Michie's daughter

National: A 28-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of Holby City star John Michie's daughter at a festival.

Steve Jobs' pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000 at auction

World: An error-filled job application written by Steve Jobs before he co-founded Apple could fetch more than $50,000 (£35,700) at an auction next month.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola charged by the FA for wearing a political message

Sport: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the Football Association for "wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon".

Finalists for Skipton Business Awards 2018 revealed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Several local businesses are celebrating as this year's shortlisted finalists.

Unique Sixth Form Experience

Education: A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

Leo is in luck in the UK!

70s On This Day: He finally got his number one on these shores

Call for Harrogate to join fight against dementia

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Passionate volunteers in Harrogate are being asked to come forward.

LISTEN: Knaresborough celebrates 50th Boxing Day Tug of War

Christmas: It's a yearly Christmas tradition, and a competitive one!

LISTEN: Knaresborough celebrates 50th Boxing Day Tug of War

Christmas: It's a yearly Christmas tradition, and a competitive one!

Unique Sixth Form Experience

Education: A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

A slice of Morocco in a town near you.

Food and Drink: Ilkley, Skipton, Harrogate and Wetherby is home to this three day delight.

Yorkshire toddler meets ambulance heroes

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Two-year-old Ralph Bavill choked on a grape and stopped breathing.

Making Your Valentine's Day Flowers Look The Best

Family: Love is in the air during the month of February and should you have a delivery of flowers, Rossett Adult Learning's floristry course has the tips to keep them looking their best for longer.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire: LIVE BLOG

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow all the action as 2017's Tour de Yorkshire hits the Stray FM area.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Christmas lights switch-ons near you

Christmas: Find out where you can see the festive illuminations being turned on and when across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

Poll

When making tea...