Marks and Spencer is the latest supermarket to confirm its shutting its stores on Boxing Day this year.
Its shops will also be closed on Christmas Day, as normal. However, its stores will stay open for longer in the run-up to Christmas - giving shoppers more time to browse for last-minute items. M&S has confirmed all its stores will open from 6am until 10pm, from December 18 until December 22.
Meanwhile, a number of stores will open until 10pm on December 23 and 4pm on Christmas Eve. M&S has more than 400 shops in the UK - you can use its store locator tool online to find the opening hours for your nearest branch.
The news comes after M&S announced it is bringing back its popular "12 Days of M&S" Christmas giveaway. The deal works like a digital advent calendar, with shoppers able to open 12 virtual doors - one for every day between December 1 and December 12 - on the Sparks app. Prizes to be won include prosecco, panettone, Percy Pigs, fragrance, socks and Christmas decorations.
You may also find discounts hidden behind the doors, including money off wine, flowers and clothing. Once you’ve opened all 12 doors you will automatically be entered into a competition to win a £10,000 M&S gift card. Customers have 24 hours to unlock each reward on M&S.com and 48 hours on the app. Each door can only be opened once.
Sharry Cramond, Director of M&S Food Marketing and M&S Loyalty, said: "12 Days of M&S was a huge success last year with customers absolutely thrilled with the free gifts and offers up for grabs. This year we have made it bigger and better than ever before to ensure customers get the very best of M&S magic this Christmas: more free gifts and fabulously festive offers.
"It’s so simple…existing Sparks customers just need to have the M&S app ready to open door number 1, but new Sparks users can easily get involved too - all they need to do is download the M&S app ahead of Dec 1st, sign up to Sparks and start enjoying the 12 Days of M&S."