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Soap fans in HYSTERICS over THIS hilarious storyline in tonight's Emmerdale

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Emmerdale fans can't get enough of Cain Dingle's Christmas tree...!

Tonight's Emmerdale saw Cain Dingle desperately trying to please son Kyle by getting into the festive spirit and buying a Christmas tree.

But in true Dingle style, Cain didn't do things by halves...

At the start of the first of two episodes aired tonight, Cain was seen being grinch-like when Kyle asked why they didn't have a Christmas tree in their house.

Cain Dingle's huge Christmas tree

Cain arrives back to the village with a huge tree strapped onto the back of his van... (Picture: ITV)

Cain was adamant that they weren't having a tree, telling his son that they would have Christmas lights instead.

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But Cain clearly had a change of heart because shortly afterwards he was seen driving into the village with a 15 foot Christmas tree strapped to the back of his breakdown recovery truck, and fans couldn't help but see the funny side...

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But the time the second episode was aired tonight, Cain had got the tree off the back of the lorry and was trying to cut it to size in the house... just as Charity arrived.

As Cain sawed the tree in half, apparently pretending the trunk was Nate's neck, he finally opened up to Charity about how he really felt about his estranged son.

Cain Dingle's huge Christmas tree

Charity was surprised that Cain was going to so much effort for Christmas this year (Picture: ITV)

Charity tried to get Cain to see that he wouldn't always feel like this towards Nate, but once Cain opened up about just how much Nate has hurt him, she started to see things from his point of view.

But while Cain was baring his soul, the tree was finally upright and ready to be decorated... there was still the small issue of the fact it was still touching the ceiling.

Cain Dingle's huge Christmas tree

No one will ever notice that it's a touch too big! (Picture: ITV)

But what will Kyle make of Cain's gesture? And more importantly, how on earth are they going to get a star on top of that tree?!

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.