If you are looking for a job over the Christmas period then you will usually be a student or someone studying at college looking for a temporary role over the holidays.
There are various roles to be had over the Christmas period but mainly these roles tend to be in retail and the catering/food industries such as bars, restaurants and takeaways. You will be working at a very busy period and it will not be expected that you want some time off over Christmas so you will need to be prepared to work the shifts and days that you are given.
There are many companies are recruiting for the busy Christmas period including Asda, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer, Boots and many others. Visit their site online to see available temporary jobs and apply for the ones that are suitable for you. Temp jobs can always turn into permanent ones so work hard during your temporary work to show your intention to stay.
If you are looking for an example covering letter, please see the below letter which you can use as a guide. This example could be used for yourself after being amended as suitable.
Christmas Casual Cover Letter Example
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of (job title) over the Christmas period
I would like to apply for the role of (job title) over the Christmas period which I have seen advertised in (which publication and when).
I have worked in many restaurants and bars during the holiday periods and I will be coming home to (name of town) over the Christmas period (list dates) and I am looking for some work during this period.
I have excellent communication skills and feel that I am able to get along with people well. I work hard and enjoy the buzz of working in a restaurant especially at Christmas time when the places are busy with people having Christmas parties and enjoying themselves.
I have enclosed my CV which shows my skills and experiences and I am more than happy to answer any questions that you may have related to my experiences.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.