Most of us look forward to some time off work and festive fun with the family at Christmas.

What day of the week Christmas Day falls on affect your days off work thanks to Christmas Bank Holidays, giving you more time to scoff leftover turkey.

In 2016, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and Boxing Day on a Monday .

Boxing Day, on December 26, is a UK Bank Holiday — and Tuesday December 27 is also a Bank Holiday this year to make up for the fact that Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.

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Some people use the January sales to start shopping for Christmas early, with bargains to be had on wrapping paper, cards and decorations.

If you're still recovering from Christmas 2015, the timer above will tell you how long you've got before the festivities begin this year.

We've also got Easter to look forward to — find out when Good Friday and Easter Monday fall this year.

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