16 December 2005 - Last appearance: Nana Moon, as Nana and Alfie Moon sit, watching the dancing snowman, the batteries run out. Alfie turns to his grandmother and is heartbroken to see that she has peacefully died on the sofa.
17 December 1998 - Last appearance: Bruno di Marco, he and Luisa di Marco decide to take a trip to Italy to discover their homeland together, before it is too late. When they get there they like it so much that they decide to stay. A few weeks later they telephone Rosa to say that they are not returning.
18 December 1990 - First appearance: Ken Raynor, the stepfather of Disa O'Brien and Ginny O'Brien. Unbeknown to Sandra Raynor, Ken sexually abused both her girls. Disa ran away from home to live rough on the streets of London, turning to prostitution to survive.
18 December 2003 - Last appearance: Edwin Caldecott, Jim Branning is geared up to fight Edwin, but when Dot Branning appears at the community centre, Jim is distracted and Edwin takes the advantage to get first the punch in, knocking Jim flat. Dot decides to let Jim think he won afterwards.
18 December 2009 - Last appearance: Tony King, he is found guilty for grooming and raping Whitney Dean and sentenced to 13 years in custody. Over three years later, Whitney attempts to visit Tony in prison, but she is told that he killed himself in his cell.
20 December 2007 - Last appearance: Manju Patel, when Billy Mitchell is out buying nappies, Mrs Patel gets help from her nephews to get into the flat and remove Honey Mitchell, the children and all their belongings. She offers Billy money as a good will gesture but Billy refuses to accept it.
21 December 2000 - First appearance: Trevor Morgan, he is introduced as the abusive husband of Little Mo Slater, when she agrees to return to him, following a period of separation. Trevor promises to cease his violence towards her but soon resumes his abuse.