When Chesney and Gary are offered a lucrative job Ches is relieved to be able to recoup the cash he lost. But when they’re told they have to wear elf costumes their enthusiasm wanes. Meanwhile, it’s the day of the nativity, but as Faye prepares to go on stage she’s suddenly hit with stagefright and Katy’s forced to take her place. Chesney is rushing back to see the play, but when Gary’s van fails it looks like they won’t make it. Meanwhile, as Katy relives the birth during the play the audience gasp at her realistic performance. What they don’t realise is that her ‘performance’ is real and she cries out for an ambulance! As Chesney gets the call the elves are forced to make a run for it.
Kylie invites Becky to the nativity to see Max, but she’s faced with Steve and Tracy. Becky begs Tracy to tell the truth, promising to get out of their lives for good if she does.
Sian’s determined to give Sophie her dream wedding and introduces her to Father Douglas, who’s agreed to hold their wedding in his church. But as Father Douglas talks to the girls about commitment, Sophie feels guilty.
Also, a jealous Kirsty tells Tyrone she wants him to keep his distance from Fiz.
*Second Episode 8.30pm*
As the hall clears and an ambulance is called a terrified Katy goes into full labour. Anna takes charge as a desperate Chesney and Gary find a couple of bikes and start pedalling furiously. Luckily they arrive just in time in time to see Katy give birth to a beautiful baby boy, Joseph Peter.
Drunk and depressed Becky throws her belongings in a bag, intent on leaving Weatherfield. But when Roy and Hayley see her going they persuade her into the cafe. They try to talk her round, but when Becky overhears Hayley admitting to Roy that she doesn’t know whether to believe Becky or Tracy’s version of events, Becky feels totally betrayed and storms out.
As Sophie continues to dwell on her kiss with Amber, Sunita urges her to put it behind her. Sophie promises to try, but when Sian asks Amber to be their bridesmaid Sophie’s clearly uncomfortable.
Also, Tina’s stunned when Kirsty surprises her housemates with a beautiful Christmas tree, complete with presents for each of them underneath; Eileen’s disappointed when Paul phones and cancels Christmas dinner.