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.