Aldi will sell Christmas products in June for those who couldn’t celebrate properly in December.
Covid-19 measures in place during the 2020 festive season meant many families across the country couldn’t mark the occasion together.
So the supermarket giant is restocking its shelves with turkeys and pigs in blankets so that – when coronavirus rules lift at the end of June – families can do Christmas again ‘properly’ in ‘Junemas’.
In a Facebook post, Aldi said: Let’s be honest, last Christmas didn’t have our hearts, and sleigh bells weren’t ringing like they usually do. So we think it’s time for round two.
“A proper Christmas where you can hug your nan, get the whole family together and go to town with all the trimmings. one thing. It’s in June. Mark your calendars for June 25th, look out for some surprises instore, and be NICE. “
As MEN reports, the announcement divided shoppers – but most sounded very excited.
“This sounds good, I’m having a Christmas Dinner in my garden the beginning of July as like many I missed out on a family Christmas and celebrating my 60th the way I’d planned last year,” one said.
“I had covid at Christmas and as well as being very ill I lost my tastebuds so happy to recreate Christmas…bring on the turkey,” commented another fan.
A third wrote: “Yep I’m thinking of having a family Christmas dinner as soon as we can all congregate at my home….with Aldi three bird roast and Aldi Salmon en Croute mmmmmm.”
“O love this! Think of all those that were alone, all those having to work extra, self isolate or our grandparents in homes not being able to go to family for Christmas! Lovely idea,” somebody else said.
“What an amazing idea. You can bring back all the Christmas desserts and Christmas chocolates,” demanded one excited shopper.
“I personally think mince pies should be in shops all year!” added somebody else.
But one said: “But some, have nobody to hug, some lost everything including our loved ones.. Christmas will never be the same again for those that are left alone courtesy of the pandemic…” one shopper pointed out.