Aldi is bringing back mince pies and pigs in blankets for ‘Junemas’

It’s fair to say that Christmas 2020 was a bit of a write-off – most of us didn’t get to spend the day with all the loved ones we would have liked to, many were left to cook their first-ever Christmas dinner with only a few days notice and some even spent the day entirely on their own.

However, while you may think it a holiday best left forgotten about, Aldi is giving you a second chance to do it all over. For the first time ever, the supermarket is launching a limited Christmas in June range to help families redo Christmas Day in the summer. Welcome, to Aldi 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.

‘Just one thing. It’s in June. INTRODUCING JUNEMAS. Mark your calendars for June 25th, look out for some surprises in-store, and be NICE. #AldiJunemas’.

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That’s right, Aldi has proposed that we all have a second crack at Christmas Day on June 25, and to help you put together your ‘Junemas’, you’ll be able to find items such as mince pies, Christmas puddings and pigs in blankets in stores from 21 June, as well as some hidden surprises in stores.

Shoppers will also find Gressingham salt and pepper spatchcock poussins, Gressingham turkey burgers, Frankfurter sausages wrapped in bacon and venison steaks on shelves.

It’s clear that a second Christmas is a welcomed idea by many people all over the country, as people wrote in the comments their plans to hold a summer Christmas Day, or Junemas.

‘This sounds good, I’m having a Christmas Dinner in my garden at 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,’ wrote one shopper.

‘We are having Christmas Day on the 26/06 in the garden (weather permitting). We have saved the real Christmas tree and will get the decorations out again to do Christmas together, as like most we had Covid so didn’t get to celebrate,’ said another keen Aldi fan.

If you feel like you didn’t get the Christmas you deserved last year, we think this is a great excuse to get together with friends and family, pull a cracker and eat some turkey.