Past Soapy Christmases That Delivered Holiday Spirit

Reminiscing about our past and present beloved soaps over the holidays.

The holidays on soap operas have always brought joy to soap fans and staff who love to see our favorite characters enjoying family and friends, hanging ornaments on their Christmas trees, gathering around a table and celebrating each other and the season. Throughout the years we’ve seen miracles, which usually seem to happen around this time of the year, and we’ve watched standalone episodes in the spirit of the classic Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. We’ve lost so many soaps over the years, including All My Children, As The World Turns, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and Passions, yet we still think of them, especially during the holidays. We’re fortunate to still be able to feed our addictions to The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless and this year, we’re hoping to see some love and romance during Christmas to balance out the usual drama.

We’ve been told by many longtime soap fans and readers that the characters in their stories are almost like a part of their own families so when Jack trimmed the Abbott Christmas tree this year, they wished they were there with him. Each year we can always count on the Quartermaines ruining their turkey dinner and being forced to order pizza. That this stops them from enjoying their holiday is poetic. We remember the year when All My Children’s Bianca recovered from being in a coma back in 2004, and when Ross and Blake delivered their daughter Clarissa in the Bauer cabin back in 1999. We look forward to Bold and the Beautiful’s Forrester family hosting a large holiday dinner. Remember back in 2004 when Eric played piano and the family sang I’ll Be Home for Christmas? We felt their joy then and every single Days of our Lives fan looks forward to the Horton ornament hanging, even though it’s just characters hanging ornaments, the memories behind the names on some of the family lost over the years gets the tears going.

Take a look at an older article from 2010 with 12 of the most memorable soapy Christmases and this more up-to-date one from 2015 top 20 Christmases of soaps past. Let us know one of your favorite memories of soaps past or present in the comments.


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