- 1993 - A plane crashes onto Beckindale, killing Elizabeth Pollard, Mark Hughes, Leonard Kempinski and Archie Brooks, destroying Whiteley's Farm, Seth Armstrong's house and the stables at Home Farm. The entire storyline goes down in Emmerdale history, earning the show record ratings of 18 million.
- 1998 - Billy Hopwood is arrested by police for the murder of Vic Windsor.
- 1999 - Gavin Ferris leaves the village in shame following ostracisation from the villagers and a confrontation with vicar Ashley Thomas.
- 2004 - Andy Sugden is attacked by Cain Dingle after confessing that he's in love with Cain's daughter Debbie.
- 2008 - The body of Shane Doyle floats to the surface of Home Farm lake, and is discovered by Daz Eden and Victoria Sugden.
- 2010 - Michael Feldmann returns to the village after 16 years away.
- 2019 - David Metcalfe is revealed to be Maya Stepney's baby son's father.
- 1936 - Frederick Pyne (Matt Skilbeck) born.
- 1942 - Anne Charleston (Lily Butterfield) born.
- 1988 - Kirsty Leigh-Porter (Roz Fielding) born.
Episodes were broadcast on 30th December on the following years:
- 1970s - 1974, 1975
- 1980s - None.
- 1990s - 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999
- 2000s - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
- 2010s - 2010 (I) (II), 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
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