Well, it looks like on Coronation Street, the more things change, the more they stay the same (you mean those hotpots from 1957 that they're still serving at the Rovers? - ed).
I mean, (to paraphrase John Lennon) it's Christmas and what have they done?
Another Bessie Street nativity play ruined by a 'domestic' in the third row (last year it was a drunk Peter Barlow, this year it was a sober Peter Barlow). Maybe next year, Mr. Packham should consider a school production of Les Miz - since it has a happier ending than most of the nativity plays.
Then there's Leanne's wedding. As I recall, her last Church appearance (at least I think it was) in wedding garb was simply at opportunity for Peter Barlow to stand up at the altar and publicly call her a 'slapper' because he found out she was having it off with Nick (hence the name 'bully pulpit' - ed).
Now here we are again at church. Same cast of characters but different roles. This time it's Nick who calls it off because Leanne secretly wants to have it off with Peter - newly returned from LA with a goatee, a smooth late night FM DJ voice and, apparently, Californication on his mind (you mean the TV show, right? - ed)
But the real story here is Nick's budding 'friendship' with the suddenly coiffed and cultured Kylie. Oh, did I mention that they ended up in Nick's honeymoon suite (please! I'm trying to eat lunch here - ed) sipping expensive champagne (premium Chateau Babycham I assume? - ed).
Oh yeah, that's going to end well. Just wait till David Platt finds out. Yeah, the same fella that drove his car into the canal, gave drugs to a child and pushed mom down the stairs (hint to Gail: get a bungalow - ed). I wouldn't be surprised to see David go completely mental and that means Corrie's psycho will be back - with a vengeance.
Thanks for the nice comments about the 12 Days of Corrie Christmas. Much appreciated and, on behalf of the whole crew here, I'd like to wish you all the very best for 2013 with lots of great Corrie episodes and one liners.