Grant Mitchell and Sharon Watts, 1991, Eastenders
Grant surprised Sharon at Christmas by booking their wedding on Boxing Day without telling her. An annoyed Sharon went ahead with the nuptials and the pair held their reception in the Queen Vic, where there was a sing along. Grant got sentimental and sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ to Sharon.
Curly Watts and Emma Taylor, 2000, Corrie
Norman ‘Curly’ Watts first fell for police constable Emma when she helped solve the case of DC Simon Cavanagh who was stalking Curly at the time. As a thank you Curly took her out for a drink and the relationship blossomed from there.
Billy Mitchell and Little Mo, 2002, EastEnders
A sombre Christmas day in the East End, made better by the marriage of Little Mo and Billy, who saved her from her former abusive husband Trevor. Billy’s nephew Jamie died in hospital after being run over by Martin Fowler but Billy still made it up the aisle.
He proposed to Little Mo in an earlier episode by spelling out ‘Marry Me’ in alphabet macaroni.
Alf Robert and Audrey Potter, 1985, Corrie
Corner shop owner Alf married his third wife Audrey on 23rd December 1985. The couple honeymooned in Paris. On his stag night Al accidentally ruined Peroy Sugden’s prize Christmas pudding by sitting on it.
Claire and Ashley
Ashley Peacock and Claire Casey, 2004, Corrie
Claire married former boss Ashley Peacock on Christmas day 2004. Claire was former nanny to Ashely’s son after his mother Maxine was murdered by Richard Hillman.
Alfie Moon and Kat Slater, 2003, EastEnders
15.2 million viewers tuned in to watch Alfie Moon make a balls up of his own wedding day. Asked whether there was any reason the two could not be lawfully married and he raised his hand. He was already wed and confessed to Kat it was a sham marriage. Luckily his solicitor swooped in just in time with divorce papers.
The two eventually married in the Old Vic with a surprise snow machine from Alfie’s cousin covering Albert Square in a blanket of snow. Aw.
Max Branning and Tanya Branning, 2012, EastEnders
Albert Square is set for a tumultuous Christmas day as Max and Tanya Branning’s wedding looks up in the air. Max is due to divulge a huge secret and it looks doubtful whether Tanya will make it down the aisle (although this picture suggests otherwise...)
Leanne Battersby and Nick Tilsley, 2012, Corrie
Leanne Battersby looks set to spend Christmas caught between two suitors as her former husband Peter Barlow returns to Weatherfield just in time for the Christmas season. Could their white wedding turn into a bleak midwinter?