- 1992 - A JCB at Home Farm cuts an electrical cable, causing an explosion and power cuts.
- 1997 - The Sugdens leave Emmerdale Farm. Sean Rossi returns for Dave Glover's funeral.
- 2002 - Marc Reynolds is sentenced to a year in prison for death by dangerous driving. Eve Birch takes her anger out on her grandmother Edna's dog Batley by kicking him, witnessed by Betty Eagleton.
- 2004 - In the aftermath of the storm, Tricia Dingle lies in a critical condition, with her husband Marlon, mother Steph and grandfather Alan keeping a vigil by her bedside. Tricia suddenly flatlines and Marlon is summoned to the consultant's office, where he is told that Tricia is brain dead.
- 2005 - Andy Sugden ends his relationship with Debbie Dingle.
- 2008 - Alan Turner injures his foot when one of the church roof slates fall off.
- 2014 - Sam Dingle is arrested on suspicion of arson with intent after being set up by Declan Macey and Charity Sharma, he is later released on bail due to lack of evidence.
- 2015 - Finn Barton meets his mother Emma for the first time.
- 2017 - Kerry Wyatt sets fire to Cain Dingle's caravan.
- 1932 - Richard Thorp (Alan Turner) born.
- 1966 - Siobhan Finneran (Heather Hutchinson) born.
- 1991 - Danny Miller (the second Aaron Livesy) born.
Episodes were broadcast on 2nd January on the following years:
- 1970s - 1973
- 1980s - None
- 1990s - 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997
- 2000s - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
- 2010s - 2012, 2013, 2014 (I) (II), 2015, 2017