If you have any plans for last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve you might need to change them as one particular toy shop will be closed.

As Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year The Entertainer stores will be closed nationwide due to the religious beliefs of owner Gary Grant.

The stores have never opened on Sundays and so this festive date will be no different.

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Mr Grant told the Mail on Sunday that closing the stores one day a week was important for families and that his staff deserved a day off.

He said: “I have given the concept of one day in seven as a day of rest a lot of thought and I am not making an exception just because it is Christmas Eve.”

He added: “People have said, ‘What even with Christmas Eve being a Sunday, you’re closed?’ And I say, ‘Well, what’s the difference? The principle is a day of rest.’ Staff may well be working six days a week, and long days. They need a break.”

Your Local Guardian: 14.03.2015 Images from The Grand Opening at The Entertainer, Aylesbury(C) Emma Hollings Photographywww.emmahollings.co.ukemma@emmahollings.co.uk

Photo: Emma Hollings Photography

Mr Grant is a born-again Christian – or a "charismatic Christian" as he prefers, according to an interview with The Guardian.

His faith not only leads to his shops closing on Sundays, but is also the reason he refuses to sell Harry Potter merchandise and plastic trolls or get involved in Halloween.

The Entertainer first opened in 1981 and there are now more than 130 stores in the UK along with six international stores.

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When shopping this Christmas Eve it’s important to remember most shops will be running on Sunday shopping hours so will be closing even earlier than usual.

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So what do you think? On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, does it bother you that this toy shop will be closed? Let us know.