But while people love emergency services, NHS workers and journalists will all continue to work over the holiday season, many retail workers are getting a much-needed break.
Yesterday, Asda announced that all of its supermarkets will close on Boxing Day this year, ensuring staff can see their families on what would typically be one of the busiest days of the year.
In a statement, the chain’s CEO Rodger Burnley said: “This is of course our busiest time of the year.
“But it was important for us to give as many of you as possible the opportunity to spend this time with loved ones that you may not have seen for many months, so just for this year, we will only reopen our stores on December 27. . ”
Asda isn’t the only retailer to close on Boxing Day this year.
Several street giants have already revealed their intention to close.
Here are all the stores that have sworn to stay closed on Boxing Day, according to the Mirror:
- Home offers
- Pets at home
- The artist
- Marks et Spencer
- John Lewis (except for the Trafford Center store)