top in an online poll by MSN Entertainment, reports the Daily Star.
Den's divorce dealings edged out Tiffany Mitchell's death in 1998 and Cilla Battersby-Brown blowing up the Corrie chippy in 2005 in the battle for Christmas soap supremacy. The year when EastEnders' Frank Butcher came back from the 'dead' in 1995 came fourth and Brookside's Beth Jordache smooching with Margaret Clemence in 1993 rounded off the top five.
The top five Christmas Soap Moments Of All Time are:
1. EastEnders' Dirty Den serves wife Angie with divorce papers on Christmas Day in 1986
2. EastEnders' Tiffany Mitchell is run over and killed by Frank Butcher in 1998
3. Coronation Street's Cilla Battersby-Brown blows up the chippy in 2005
4. EastEnders' Frank Butcher returns from the ''dead'' in 1995
5. Brookside's Beth Jordache smooches with Margaret Clemence in 1993