We’ve all been there, ready to make the gravy for Christmas dinner but forgot to buy the granules.
Or perhaps the turkey is missing the essential cranberry sauce because it wasn’t on the Christmas shopping list.
Among the many items that get bought on Christmas Day it is easy to forget some of the smaller, but no less important, items that make a Christmas dinner and day complete.
But where to find them when all the shops are shut?
The usual supermarkets like Sainsbury’s, M&S, Lidl and Tesco will all be closed.
Standing alone as the only chain store committed to staying open on Christmas Day, it has undoubtedly saved many a Christmas dinner from ruin.
You can check their website to find out the nearest one to you and ensure you avoid any last minute Christmas dinner related disasters.
Spar is not alone in serving the desperate masses on Christmas Day.
There will be petrol stations and corner shops open as they do not need to abide by the Sunday and Bank Holiday trading laws.
Petrol stations on motorways must stay open on Bank Holidays by law.
You should always check ahead to make sure a store is open to avoid disappointment.