From divorce to birth to kissing: the most iconic Christmas soap moments

Published Friday, Dec 25 2015, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
We do love a juicy Christmas storyline in our favourite soap!

A new survey by online gaming site has discovered the nation's favourite festive moments from EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and even the sadly departed Brookside.

How many of these iconic moments do you remember watching?!

1. Dirty Den and Angie's divorce – EastEnders

It's one of the most iconic soap moments of all time so perhaps it's no surprise this classic scene between Dirty Den and Angie from EastEnders's Christmas special in 1986 topped the list. More than 30 million viewers tuned in to watch Den hand an unsuspecting Angie the divorce papers. Just as she thanked him for the "best Christmas ever", he dropped the bombshell: "This, my sweet, is a letter from my solicitor telling you that your husband has filed a petition for divorce. Happy Christmas Ange."

Relive it below:


2. Katy and Chesney's nativity birth – Coronation Street

3. Ashley and Claire's wedding – Coronation Street

4. Murderous Claire Devine – Hollyoaks

5. Alfie and Kat's white wedding – EastEnders

6. Plane crash – Emmerdale

7. Beth and Margaret kiss – Brookside

8. Max and Stacey affair on DVD – EastEnders

9. Ashley and Bernice's wedding - Emmerdale

10. Hilda leaves the show – Coronation Street

What's your most iconic Christmas soap moment?
Dirty Den and Angie's divorce12.50%
Katy and Chesney's nativity birth27.08%
Ashley and Claire's wedding6.25%
Murderous Claire Devine6.25%
Alfie and Kat's white wedding12.50%
Plane crash2.08%
Beth and Margaret's kiss0.00%
Max and Stacey's affair on DVD29.17%
Ashley and Bernice's wedding2.08%
Hilda leaves Corrie2.08%
Something else not on the list0.00%

A spokesperson for said: "Soaps are a Christmas tradition in many households and we wanted to find out the top moments. Our members love to sit back and relax by playing online games so its no surprise lots of them enjoy catching up on their soaps too.

"We had suggestions from a whole range of soaps and it was great to see smaller ones such as Hollyoaks and Brookside being suggested. Unsurprisingly EastEnders appears several times on the list with many members commenting on how it's filled with drama at Christmas time."

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