New EastEnders Christmas 2016 trailer – who is the mystery Walford resident sending suspicious gifts?

The BBC1 soap releases a big preview of this year's seasonal drama


EastEnders has released a brand-new trailer highlighting this year’s festive drama. But while we’re getting excited about all the upcoming cliffhangers, spare a thought for an ailing Phil Mitchell, who fears that this Christmas could well be his last. Will a heart to heart with Dot in the launderette convince him to carry on fighting?


We also have the return of Max Branning – is that the shadowy figure glimpsed in the final seconds of the promo?

And let’s not forget poor Lee Carter, who looks set to be pushed to breaking point as his anxieties and debts continue to escalate.

And who is sending the residents of Albert Square mysterious gifts?

You can watch the brand-new trailer below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all the Christmas drama on EastEnders


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