Asda plans to deliver low prices without compromising on quality this year, and its light and fluffy Wykes Farm soufflés, smoked salmon and prosecco flutes and a moreish maple smoked salmon are definitely on trend. Its lobsters are frozen, Canadian, and topped with cream cheese, chive mayonnaise and succulent king prawns (price tbc), while for the big dinner, choices range from a traditional Bronze free-range turkey to a more experimental joint of Angus rump topped with sliced chorizo, while a Chioggia Stripy Beetroot livens up the vegetables. Like Tesco, Asda has also created indulgent free-from treats, including a Yule log and dairy-free chocolate coins.

Verdict: A classic Christmas range filled with typically lively touches. 

Star product: Strawberry Daiquiri, Mojito or Marc de Champagne and Elderflower flavoured truffles rolled in glitter to resemble mini baubles.