Marks & Spencer’s Christmas food range is a hotly anticipated release each year, with M&S fans keen to get their hands on the limited-edition goodies before they sell out.
The much-loved supermarket is well-known for innovative products when it comes to seasonal specials, and this year's Christmas range is no different. The supermarket has announced it is releasing 500 Christmas products to its shelves for 2024, from new creations to old favourites, including a range of party food, sweets and desserts, as well as a slow-cooked turkey with bacon and turkey gravy which takes less than an hour to cook in the oven.
This year, the supermarket went one step further and opened its pre-order slots on 26 September 2024 - the first of all its competitors. Any early birds out there looking to get organised can order their full festive feast up to three months in advance if they like.
Before the full range went live, the supermarket revealed a first look at its Christmas food products on Instagram, teasing customers with a video of five exciting new items. The video showed a Push Along Car with Chocolates, a Swiss Truffle Light Up Tree, a Shortbread Light Up House Tin, a Chocolate Chip Cookie Light Up House Tin, and a Hot Chocolate Light Up House.
While there are literally hundreds of exciting products in the M&S Christmas food range 2024, we've rounded-up a few of our favourites below, from a Christmas Jumper Colin the Caterpillar to an impressive Beef & Bone Marrow Pie. Have a browse, and make sure to check out the FAQs below for everything you need to know about how to pre-order your Christmas meal this year.
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M&S Christmas food to buy
A selection of our favourite products from the M&S food to buy range this year. We couldn't help but covet its stunning light-up chocolate box, and Colin the Caterpillar's all-new Christmas outfit.
Christmas Jumper Colin the Caterpillar
You bet everyone’s favourite caterpillar cake has had a festive update for 2024. This year, Colin is fitted out with a Christmas jumper and a cute green hat to keep warm this winter. Naturally, we’re obsessed.
Buy it: In store 13 December
Trio of Christmas Liqueurs
Remember M&S’s famous gin snow globe? This year, it’s introduced three new glowing art deco bottles filled with delicious liqueurs, with flavours including Very Berry Vodka and Stollen Rum. The bottles light up too for a fantastic gift or party favour.
Buy it: In store now
Push Along Car Tin
This push-along car tin is filled with foiled, milk chocolate shapes and, at £5 each, would make an adorable stocking filler or secret santa gift.
Buy it: In store now
Four in a Row
This has got to be one of our favourite products from the new range: a chocolatey take on Four in a Row! Play with mates on Christmas Eve, or keep kids busy on the day itself. Each decadent chocolate disc is made with ground hazelnuts for a nutty flavour, and the whole game is reusable and refillable, so you can crack this one out year after year.
Buy it: In store now
Swiss Truffle Light Up Tree Tin
M&S has launched an entire light-up range this year, including this adorable Swiss Truffle Light Up Tree Tin. Perfect for chocolate lovers everywhere, this pretty tin is crammed with luxury Swiss chocolate truffles in lots of tasty flavours: think milk, hazelnut, orange and dark chocolate.
Buy it: In store now
Percy Pig ‘n’ Mix
We couldn’t round up our favourite M&S Christmas products without featuring something from its Percy Pig range. We love this shareable Pig ‘n’ Mix tin, which includes a mix of milk chocolate Percys, Percy flavour chocolate snouts with Percy Piglets gummy sweets and candy-coated chocolate beans.
Buy it: In store now
Millionaire’s Flavour Irish Cream Liqueur
Anyone with a sweet tooth will fall head over heels for this indulgent Millionaire's Flavour Irish Cream liqueur. Chocolate, caramel and booze – what's not to like?
Buy it: In store 31 October
Mallow & Sparkle Bubble Bar
There’s a lot going on with these snowy chocolate peaks, but we think they’ll go down a treat this year. Each ‘bubble’ is filled with Italian sparkling wine flavoured marshmallow and tangy orange sauce - ideal if you prefer to eat your bubbles instead of drink them!
Buy it: In store from October
The Magical Christmas Village with Lights and Music
A chocolate box like you’ve never seen it before, this Magical Christmas Village is filled with milk, dark, white and blond-filled chocolates, all shaped like mini Christmas trees. Open the lid to reveal the glowing lights of a Christmas market scene, while the First Noël plays in the background.
Buy it: In store now
The Original Very Jelly Munch
Prefer sweets to chocolate? Jelly beans, fruit flavour jellies, white chocolate popcorn, milk chocolate pretzels and popping candy milk chocolate caramel clusters abound in this sweet and delicious tin.
Buy it: In store now
M&S Christmas food to order
Some of our favourite items from the M&S food to order selection, including boujie seafood starters, gloriously meaty pies and, most importantly, the turkey.
Free-Range Pembrokeshire Heritage Blue Turkey with Giblets
First and foremost on this year’s roster of food to order is, of course, the turkey. While there are quite a few smaller options such as crowns, in our books you can’t beat the whole bird. This Pembrokeshire Heritage had plenty of room to run around, so the meat has buckets of flavour. Suitable for freezing.
Buy it: Organic Free-range Pembrokeshire Bronze Whole Turkey, £72 - £99
Beef & Bone Marrow Pie
If you're after a real showstopper, you can't do much better than this extravagant Beef & Bone Marrow Pie. It features British beef cooked in an ale and bone-marrow gravy, with bone-marrow-roasted onions and bacon pieces. It's packed with flavour! The decorative piece of bone marrow in the middle turns this meaty main into a festive centrepiece.
Buy it: Beef & Bone Marrow Pie, £30
Ultimate Luxury Shellfish Platter
Nothing says luxury like this stunning shellfish sharing platter, featuring two Atlantic lobster tales and lobster claws, dressed crab, black tiger prawns, salt and pepper marinated calamari and Honduran king prawns. Everything comes with M&S's best-ever Marie-Rose sauce, plus lemon and parsley to serve. Get creative making this one look beautiful on a large sharing dish.
Buy it: Ultimate Luxury Shellfish Platter, £100
Brie, Butternut & Mushroom Wellington
Feeding vegetarians this year? We reckon everyone will want a slice of this pretty latticed Wellington, which features brie, butternut squash, carrots and pearl barley with a rich mushroom duxelles. It's encased in all-butter puff pastry, and only takes 40 minutes to cook.
Buy it: Brie, Butternut & Mushroom Wellington, £20
Seafood Shells with Chorizo
Aren't these just the prettiest starters you've ever seen? Scallops shells are filled with a smoky tomato sauce, scallops, king prawns and chunks of chorizo, the topped with smoked paprika breadcrumbs. They're oh-so elegant and look seriously impressive!
Buy it: Seafood Shells with Chorizo, £20
Slow-Cooked Lamb Crown
Fancy something a bit different to turkey this year? Opt for these slow-cooked lamb crowns served with shallot and herb stuffing, and meaty herb butter. They’re French trimmed and matured for the best possible flavour.
Buy it: Slow-Cooked Lamb Crown, £30
Surf & Turf Beef Tomahawk with Garlic Butter
Can‘t decide between meat or seafood? Try M&S’s decadent Surf & Turf platter starring a majestic Tomahawk steak with garlic butter, as well as Canadian lobster tails and king prawns. The final flourish includes smoked bone marrow and garlic butter for glazing.
Buy it: Surf & Turf Beef Tomahawk with Garlic Butter, £75
Shallot Tarte Tatin
Two beautiful veggie starters based on the French classic: tarte tatin. These ones feature caramelised balsamic shallots cooked in a buttery sherry and balsamic vinegar caramel glaze, all topped with buttery puff pastry.
Buy it: Shallot Tarte Tatin, £6
Chocolatey desserts are the best in our humble opinion, and we’re psyched to try this Winter Wreath featuring vanilla and Belgian chocolate mousse, chocolate sauce and a crunchy biscuit base. The whole thing is decorated with edible woodland flourishes and a sweet snow sugar dusting.
Buy it: Winter Wreath, £25
Another one for the chocolate fans, this brand-new torte from its dessert range is totally vegan and combines a crunchy biscuit case with smooth dark Belgian chocolate ganache and dark chocolate shards. It’s one of those ‘I can’t believe it’s vegan’ showstoppers that everyone at the table will want a slice of.
Buy it: Chocolate Torte, £15
M&S Christmas Food FAQS
Got more questions? Here are some answers you might be looking for, including hampers, advent calendars and more.
When can I order M&S Christmas food 2024?
The M&S Christmas food range is available to pre-order from 26 September 2024, with customers able to book collection and date times as part of the process. Anyone wanting to order their festive meal early will need to pay a £50 deposit, before paying the outstanding balance when collecting the items in store. The deposit is non-refundable.
When will the M&S Christmas food advert be released?
M&S's annual Christmas food advert launched on 2 November 2024. Similarly to last year, the ad features a Fairy character voiced by British comedian Dawn French. This year, however, two new characters have entered the scene: Right & Left Mitten, voiced by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Watch the full advert below:
Are the Christmas hampers back this year?
You bet! There are a range of decadent Christmas hampers on offer again this year, including our favourite: The Magic of Christmas Collection. It would make an excellent gift, featuring a selection of wine and Prosecco, as well as 12-month matured Christmas pudding, sparkling caramels, British honey, festive chutney, a rich fruit cake and more, all housed in a charming wicker basket.
Buy it: The Magic of Christmas Collection £150
Are there advent calendars too?
Yes! M&S is famous for making some of the best advent calendars of the year, and you can expect lots of sweet treats from the brand again this year, including this Percy Pig Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar.
Percy Pig Advent Calendar
What: There's no need to give up the Percy Pigs in favour of something else this December when you can just pick up this M&S calendar instead. It comes with 24 Percy-flavoured chocolates with a bag of Percy Pig sweets to share on the big day.
Buy it: Percy Pig Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar, £6
Colin the Caterpillar Advent Calendar
What: Another M&S favourite, Colin the Caterpillar now has his own calendar! Full of 24 Colin themed chocolates, with a mini bag of Colin chocolate faces to enjoy on Christmas day, this one will keep your little ones happy all throughout December. Plus, there's a 'Santa stop here' door hanger, providing a festive activity for one of your afternoons.
Buy now: Colin the Caterpillar Advent Calendar
Coffee Lovers Advent Calendar
What: This M&S Coffee Lovers calendar is exactly what it says on the box. A selection of 24 Nespresso-compatible pods so you can start every day the right way in December. With flavours including vanilla, hazelnut and the Italian-style house blend, it's a slightly festive way to get your caffeine intake this Christmas.
Buy it: Now available to pick up in stores.
Plus many more to get your hands on!
Is there an M&S catalogue this year?
For traditionalists, there’s no better way to browse the M&S food range than through the supermarket’s annual catalogue of treats. It always releases one to share details of its Christmas food with fans of the brand. To get a taste of what to expect, we've included a link to the 2022 collection below.
Read it: The 2022 Christmas Brochure
Can you order on Ocado this year?
You can usually order your M&S Christmas food delivery through Ocado, and pick and choose the best of the seasonal range. The beauty of ordering your M&S Christmas food from Ocado is that you can pop other favourite brands in the trolly too, from Ocado’s other ranges.
Looking for more festive treats? You might like our round-up of the best chocolate advent calendars in the shops for 2024.