As an early Christmas present to Hollyoaks fans, the Christmas and New Year special episodes are to be released as a box set on All 4, available from the 20th December. Four episodes in total will be made available early, including one Christmas hour-long special and one New Years Eve flash-forward hour long special.
In November the show achieved its highest ratings in almost three years with a massive 0.8m 16-34s tuning in across Channel 4 and E4 across the month. It is also the only soap to see YoY uplift in either individual or 16-34 volume.
A Hollyoaks spokesperson said “In a soap first we are thrilled to be releasing the Christmas and New Year episodes on All 4 ahead of TX, allowing fans of the show to catch up at anytime over the Christmas period.”
The four episodes to be included in the box set are:
Episode 5326/5327, first airing on E4 on 20.12.19:
It’s Christmas day in Hollyoaks, and in this special hour-long episode, Walter Deveraux is hosting a sermon for the village, Luke and Cindy settle down for an awkward dinner, and Sienna is making sure it’s her best Christmas yet. This year, family secrets will be revealed, which may lead to heartbreak...
Episode 5328, first airing on E4 on 26.12.19:
Villagers are still reeling from the secrets exposed on Christmas day. Nancy is in high spirits, as she files for divorce from Darren and plans to throw a New Years Eve party. Mandy and Darren try to fix Cindy and Luke’s relationship. Sienna hatches a plan. Ollie and Imran think it’s about time Brooke and Juliet became friends again.
Episode 5329/5330, first airing on E4 on 27.12.19:
It’s New Year’s Eve in Hollyoaks. The adults are having a party at The Hutch, where the host, Nancy, has a big announcement to make. The teens are having a party of their own, in which Juliet follows her heart. The children are in Charlie’s bedroom, where they play truth or dare. During this episode, we see flashes of the village a year on, in which we see the affects that County Lines has had on the village residents.
Episode 5331, first airing on E4 on 30.12.19:
Mandy decides to party at The Loft with Cindy and Leela after a shocking revelation on New Years Eve. Juliet is upset, and wants to have some fun, so she asks Sid to get her drugs… Tom follows his heart after his kiss yesterday. Elsewhere, Darren seeks advice from Luke.
The box set will be available on All 4 on Friday 20th December via this link https://www.channel4.com/categories/boxsets