(This post was originally posted by Chewy on the Coronation Street Blog in December 2011.)
When I heard there was going to be a fire in Corrie this Christmas, I got slightly worried it'd take away from the festivities, but this years special did the opposite instead of the fire being a focal point, it was just another story in a street full of festive tales. What makes Corrie's Christmas specials for me is the fact that no one needs to die, nowhere needs to blow up or end up on their deathbed.
I knew it was going to be a great episode from the opening moments with the radio presenters talking over a shot of a snowy street. The highlight of the episode for me was Sylvia's return and her singing, it's great to have her back again, it was nice to see Gary and Izzy reunite too, hopefully this time everything will work out a little better.
In all it was a great classic Corrie Christmas episode!