REMEMBER these days of Christmas shopping before social distancing?

Some of us would get prepared well ahead of the big day, packing cupboards back at home with food and gifts throughout November and December.

Others may have preferred to brave the hordes of shoppers just a few days beforehand as they run around like headless chickens in an effort to purchase gifts for loved ones or to stock up on festive supplies.

These pictures show shoppers in Hampshire through the years.