“That was the most ridiculously crap episode of Coronation Street I have ever seen. No storyline and terrible acting,” tweeted one viewer.
“The Coronation Street Christmas special is so disappointing,” tweeted another.
“Coronation Street is dripping in treacle tonight. I know it’s Christmas but we need some drama! #corrie”
Simon Barlow did rebel and help himself to too many biscuits but the only real drama came at the end, when Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) was busted by boyfriend Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) for visiting her ex, Rob, in prison.
Tracy thought Robert was going to propose and had decided to choose him over Rob (Marc Baylis) – but Robert dumped her, in the Rovers, in front of everyone.
Coronation Street continues on ITV, Monday, December 28, 7.30pm.