WILKES-BARRE -- Not only were stores and malls packed with shoppers today. So were supermarkets.
With holiday decor comes holiday shopping, and that includes not only gifts, but groceries too.,
"Christmas ham and also some last minute crackers and cheese," said a shopper.
"Some green beans, some cheese, and some Italian bread to make some breakfast for the kids."
At Shiel's Family Market in Wilkes-Barre, the aisles were full, the checkout lines long.
"I didn't think I was ever going to get out, but I have to. I'm trying to get out of here so I can get the kids eating," said Michael Burgos, of Wilkes-Barre.
Each shopper who made a list was checking it twice, and Santa's helpers, they were rather friendly.
From sausage to pie, we saw people picking up all different kinds of items for different Christmas dinner traditions.
""A little bit of pork here and there. Some stuffing," said Burgos.
""Traditional polish valia, where we'll have perogies and haluski along with the different fish dishes," said Frank Zoranski, of Hanover Township.
Frank Zoranski left the fish dishes to his children. Kelly Cook also got out of cooking, but she got suckered into picking up groceries for her parents.
"My penance, no just teasing. I volunteered to come out and help out today. Since they're making the dinner, i guess it's the least I can do," said Cook, of Macungie.
A family favorite at her dinner table?
"Poppyseed, got to have poppyseed when it comes to the holiday."
However, everyone we spoke with said it's not what's on the table that matters, but who's sitting around it.