This is the 6th annual OF & H Christmas special, first shown on Christmas Day 1990. It acts really as a transitionary episode, picking up the story from the events at the end of the classic 'Jolly Boys' Outing' (where Del was re-united with Racquel and Rodney's marriage was starting to become fragmented).
The events here are set 18 months later, and deal with the cementing of Del and Racquel's relationship, and the unfortunate break-up of Rodney's marriage, culminating in him returning to the Trotter household (after a distrastrous attempt by Del to intervene by suggesting Rodney ask another girl to the 'pictures' to make Cassandra jealous) - all ready for season 7 to unfold the following week.
In that respect, this episode is best viewed chronologically, and not in isolation - as it doesn't make so much sense otherwise. There's less stand-out humour here too, as it's more a scene-setter for the following season of episodes.
The plot is far more relationship-based than usual - so as such, we see less of the usual 'cast' members (other than Rodney's friends - no Boycie, Trigger etc.), and, rare for an OF & H special, no scenes at all in the Nag's Head!
There's still a fair amount of the usual wonderful humour here to be enjoyed though - particularly Del's attempts to sell tiny tears-type dolls from his suitcase in a crowded shopping centre. Cassandra and Rodney's scenes are hilarious too, as they both accuse each other of being childish and fail to agree on anything - similar in style to the writer's earlier 'Just Good Friends' sitcom.
Though not quite classic OF & H, this is is definitely a must for completists, and for anyone wishing to view the episodes chronologically in order to follow the storyline through. As with other OF & H DVDs, this is a 'vanilla' release (with no extras or commentaries) - but represents very good value at the asking price.