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Top 10 ‘Winning Smiles’ From Festive Films Revealed

We all remember the moment when excitable Buddy (Will Ferrell) spots ‘Santa’ in the department store in Elf – the sheer joy on his face despite us knowing he is sorely mistaken. In contrast, Home Alone’s Harry (Joe Pesci) shows off his golden tooth with his ‘winning smile’ in Home Alone but for all the wrong reasons, as he is mischievously planning to burgle the house.

To help raise a smile this festive season (let’s face it, we all need it) Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest bingo operator, has revealed the nation’s favourite ‘winning smiles’ from iconic Christmas films.

From, Home Alone’s Pigeon Lady turning her anger into a smile, to The Grinch’s cheeky smile whilst on the hunt for presents, the list is full of our festive favourites, sure to give us that feel good factor this Christmas.

Top 10 ‘winning smiles’ from festive films according to Brits surveyed.

  1. Harry (Joe Pesci), Home Alone
    When Harry meets Macauley and family for the first time, he hears they are going away and lets out the biggest smile showing off his gold tooth.
  2. John McClane (Bruce Willis), Die Hard
    On Christmas Eve, John McClane is happy to reunite with his wife after a battling night, after her company’s Christmas Party is taken over by a gang.
  3. Buddy (Will Ferrell), Elf
    His excitement in the toy shop when ‘Santa’ arrives (albeit a makeshift shop Santa), he jumps and excitedly smiles with extreme happiness.
  4. Grinch (Jim Carrey), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
    The Grinch’s smile is more a cheekily mean smile when he is stealing presents at Christmas…
  5. Juliet (Keira Knightley), Love Actually
    Her happiest of smiles is when she walks down the aisle, and about to leave the church, she is surprised by beautiful choir singing ‘Love, Love, Love’
  6. Pigeon Lady (Brenda Fricker), Home Alone 2
    Kevin revealed a lovely side of the ‘Pigeon Lady’ – the moody angry lady in Central Park. As he wishes he Merry Christmas, he gives her one of two turtledoves that Mr. Duncan had given him.
  7. Gizmo, Gremlins
    A little different but when Gizmo is happy, his smile is a winner. Set at Christmas, Gremlins is a rather alternative festive movie.
  8. Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), Die Hard
    Alan Rickman shares his dark side with evil smiles when he takes over the building and battles it out with John McClane.
  9. The Prime Minister (Hugh Grant), Love Actually
    The iconic moment Hugh Grant showed off his signature moves to the song ‘Jump’ when he thought no one was watching.
  10. Iris (Kate Winslet), The Holiday
    The heart-warming moment when her elderly neighbour who she has been building a caring friendship with – Arthur steps up to win his lifetime achievement award – Iris looks up beaming with pride to the stage.

Harry Lang, Marketing Director at Buzz Bingo said: “We’ve loved delving into the archives of much-loved Christmas films for the top winning smiles.

“We see win faces all the time at Buzz Bingo and love seeing everyone’s reaction the moment they’ve found out they won, it’s a really special moment.

“Whilst in line with COVID-19 restrictions, our clubs are temporarily closed at the moment, we are pleased to still have a range of fantastic games on offer online at buzzbingo.com, where you still have the chance to win some amazing prizes every single day. That means plenty of opportunity to show off your Win Face!”

Buzz Bingo recently launched its new ‘#WinFace’ advertising campaign in which people are seen practicing their ‘win face’.  

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