Christmas Day Emmerdale spoilers: shock arrival, old flames reunite and one villager gets a chilling threat

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RESIDENTS of the Dales are getting ready to celebrate Christmas tonight.

But some major twists and turns should always be expected in Emmerdale. Here’s what you need to know.

Emmerdale residents are getting ready to celebrate Christmas

Meanwhile, Cain Dingle gets a shock visitor

Chas Dingle is still reeling from the reveal of her affair with Al Chapman

Cain Dingle (portrayed by Jeff Hordley) was thrown behind bars after pleading guilty to Al Chapman’s murder.

Little do the authorities know that he is actually taking the fall for his young son Kyle.

But while he spends an isolated Christmas in prison, Cain is shocked when he receives the unexpected visit of Caleb Milligan – his secret brother.

Acclaimed actor Will Ash joins the soap line-up tonight as Cain’s successful businessman brother.

The pair eye each other without saying a word in tonight’s instalment of the Yorkshire-based program.

They finally engage in an exchange of words in which Caleb reveals he is surprised to know their mother Faith has recently died.

This is due to Cain telling him Faith had actually breathed her last thirty years prior.

Caleb confronts Cain but also blames him for stopping him from getting to know his family.

Cain gives Caleb a harsh warning to make him stay away from his loved ones.

Meanwhile, back in the village, Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) is dealing with the fallout from being exposed for her affair with Al Chapman.

She drops off some Christmas presents for the Dingles as well as a birthday present for Belle.

Sadly, she only receives hostility from the latter and Mandy Dingle.

Chas feels alone and tries to find solace in an empty Woolpack.

Unfortunately for her, she bumps into her husband Paddy and their daughter Eve alongside Marlon’s family in full Christmas swing.

Chas and Paddy continue their ceasefire in an attempt to spare Eve from any turmoil.

The awkward atmosphere soon becomes too much for Chas and she heads to her daughter’s grave with her mother’s firework in tow.

She reads out a card given to her by Faith, missing both her daughter and mother – until a stranger approaches her with some bombshell news.

Chas won’t be the only one feeling left out for Christmas.

With the noise of a party trickling in, Leyla Cavanagh (Roxy Shahidi) will be seen at Tug Ghyll eating a tragic Christmas meal for one while Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) will be none the wiser.

Instead, the village GP begins his day at the Dingle household, turning down a plate of food with no luck, despite knowing he has more trips to make through the village.

Stuffed from his first round of food, he arrives at Holdgate for his second visit of the day and is stunned to see a table with piles and piles of food.

Hauling himself down the street after eating and drinking too much at Rishi’s, Bernice Blackstock (Samantha Giles) tells him they’ve saved him some food.

Later on at Brook Cottage, Liam and Bernice share a charged moment… which ends in a kiss.

Ethan Anderson (Emile John) is also determined to celebrate Christmas as there’s good cheer all around – and he comes up with an idea.

He takes the PA church system and puts it in the street along with a basic set of disco lights.

Soon enough, a street party begins.

Unfortunately, this is set to be short-lived for the solicitor due to his boss Greg making his life more difficult after trying to seduce Marcus Dean (Darcy Grey).

Greg threatens to ruin Ethan’s reputation if the couple don’t drop their complaint against him.

Ethan later confronts Greg when he review bombs Marcus’ business.

How will the feud end?

Emmerdale airs tonight from 7.30pm on ITV.

Marcus and Ethan are in for a nasty surprise from Greg

Chas gets a strange visit