Michelle and Alan are back on home turf in Latimer Crescent, having been in the Highlands last Christmas. It’s all merry and bright as they welcome the neighbours for a wee pre-Christmas get together… but the festive atmosphere soon turns a little fraught.
As Beth and Eric sit themselves down, they’re given an on-the-spot invitation to spend Christmas with Gordon’s parents in Yorkshire, which in turn causes Christine to feel vulnerable.
Gordon irritates Ian with all his fussing, and Cathy – as ever – is desperate to find the ‘real’ party, with poor Michelle then in turn struggling to keep the evening on track.
There are brief glimmers of harmony when the neighbours play a silly kazoo game and decide to do something special for Christine – but Alan’s attempt to de-stress Ian backfires when Gordon goes and ruins things for everyone.
Two Doors Down Christmas Special – Monday 20 December at 9.30pm on BBC Two.