Geraldine is so popular that everybody wants her round for Christmas dinner so she won't be alone - Jim and Frank, Alice and her family,who are even more bizarre than Alice herself and the Hortons. Geraldine is protective of Hugo when David bullies him and indulges in a sprout-eating contest. As a consequence she has to be taken home on a bulldozer to sleep it off. And then Owen turns up wanting company since he has spent every Christmas alone since 1971.
don @ minifie-1
Did You Know?
Peter Capaldi makes a surprise appearance near the end of the episode as Tristram Campbell, the producer of "Songs of Praise" from an earlier episode. His fiancée, Aoife, is played by Orla Brady. Both Capaldi and Brady appeared in the same episode of "Doctor Who", (the 2013 Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor") when Capaldi makes his debut appearance as the Doctor. However, they don't share any scenes. See more
In the scene when Tristram Campbell comes in and asks the Vicar to 'marry' him. She says that "love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage". She attributes that sentiment to Cole Porter. The song was actually written by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. See more
What you looking forward to more than anything else at Christmas this year?
Well, my highlights are going to be Jurassic Park and the Queen's speech, written this year by Ruby Wax, I believe. And what about you?
I'm totally excited about your first Christmas sermon; it, it's just going to be an experience I'll never forget.
Alice, my *first* Christmas sermon was last Christmas.
Oh, yeah, I forgot.
References Only Fools and Horses
Fairytale Of New York
Written by Jem Finer
and Shane MacGowan
Performed by The Pogues
featuring Kirsty MacColl See more