When are the shops open over Christmas?
When are the shops open over the Christmas period?GETTY/ Matt Cardy

The season of goodwill and supposed relaxation with the family is often preceded by running around supermarkets grabbing every form of liqueur, your body weight in panettone whilst forgetting the turkey.

To alleviate any further stress about your shopping cut-off point on Christmas Eve, as well as across the Christmas period, we have gathered the opening hours of the major supermarkets for you to save a little more time.

Marks and Spencer will have some petrol stations open over Christmas so all is not lost if you get to the big day and still have no cranberry sauce.

Of course, to be completely certain you can still check your local supermarket's specific opening hours.

Marks and Spencer - check your local store opening times here

  • Christmas Eve - the stores are open from 6am to 5pm and 6pm
  • Certain stores will be open for a limited time on Christmas day you can check which ones here.
  • Boxing Day: 8am-6pm
  • Stores open on New Years Day are listed here.

Sainsbury's - check your local store opening times here

  • Christmas Eve is open a little longer tonight for last minute shopping: 7am-9pm
  • Christmas Day closed all day
  • Boxing Day: 9am-9pm
  • New Year's Eve: 7am-10pm
  • New Year's Day: 9am-9pm

Tesco - check your local store opening times here

  • Christmas Eve: 6am-10pm (some will close earlier)
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Boxing Day: 8am-10pm
  • New Year's Eve: 6am-10pm
  • New Year's Day: 8am-6pm

Waitrose - check your local store opening times here

  • Christmas Eve: 7am- 8pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Boxing Day: CLOSED
  • New Year's Eve: 7am-8pm
  • New Year's Day: 12pm-8pm

Aldi - check your local store opening times here

  • Christmas Eve: 8am-6pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Boxing Day: CLOSED
  • New Year's Eve: 8am-6pm
  • New Year's Day: CLOSED

Morrisons - check your local store opening times here

  • Christmas Eve: 6am-6pm, some stores are open until 7pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Boxing Day: 10am-5pm
  • New Year's Eve: 7am-7pm
  • New Year's Day: 10am-5pm

ASDA - check your local store opening hours here

  • Christmas Eve: Closes at 7pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Boxing Day: 9am-6pm
  • New Year's Eve: Closes at 8pm
  • New Year's Day: 10am-6pm