The Christmas Lunch Incident is the 1996 Christmas special of The Vicar of Dibley, and the eighth overall episode of the program. It first aired 25 December 1996.


Geraldine is invited to three separate Christmas dinners, one with David and Hugo, one with Frank and Jim, one with Alice and one with Owen. She hasn't the heart to turn them down so she has to go to all three. On Christmas evening, BBC producer Tristan Campbell comes round and asks the Vicar to marry him.