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Some popular retailers are bringing their traditional Boxing Day sales forward this year, with some starting today.
Many people are also expected to snap up bargains on Christmas Day, and the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey has spoken out against the trend.
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With many people expected to spend Christmas Day online shopping for bargains, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has spoken out against the trend.
He is quoted in the Daily Mail: "Christmas Day is a time to be together with the family, to focus on the children and to have a great time together.
"This day is precious. We are now in danger of the gadgets taking over our lives and we are not in control of them."
Many retailers are bringing their traditional Boxing Day sales forward to Christmas Eve as they compete to entice customers and boost sales figures.
Marks and Spencer's online sale will begin at noon today, John Lewis will follow at 5pm and Currys/PC World at 7pm, according to the Daily Mail.
Online giant Amazon will also start its sale on Christmas morning, a day earlier than usual.
- Sainsbury's reported its busiest ever hour in terms of customers served from midday to 1pm yesterday, while 35 branches opened at midnight and will trade until 6pm today
- One million visitors were expected in London's West End during the three-day period from Saturday to today, during which over £100 million was expected to be spent
- The British Retail Consortium predicted there will have been £5 billion of retail spending over the weekend
It's reported that some retailers are planning to bring traditional Boxing Day sales forward to Christmas Eve. The Daily Mail reports that customers will be offered items at a reduced priced online from midday.
It's reported that the Marks & Spencer online sale will begin at noon today. John Lewis will follow at 5pm and Currys/PC World at 7pm, according to the Daily Mail. Online giant Amazon will start is sale on Christmas morning, a day earlier than usual.