BIB - That's a mighty statement
But I fear it is said out of blind faith rather than reasoned judgement.
Last years Xmas DA came on the back of (what was seen by some) a weak 2nd series.
The Xmas ep this year follows on from a strong 3rd series.
That didn't affect it's ratings though did it? In my opinion series 3 wasn't that much better than series 2, it was just more enjoyable for all the wrong reasons, I treat it more as a comedy than a soap/drama now.
That said, I'm not sure how it will go but I don't think Eastenders will do as badly as some people assume.