If you don't plan ahead, and sometimes even if you do, there is a chance you'll find yourself waiting in line to get a holiday ham that may or may not be in stock.
With trouble getting groceries this year across the nation we checked in the Honeybaked Ham store in Lafayette to see what the outlook is this Christmas.
The store's owner says there has been a steady flow of customers all day but the influx of products this year wasn't quite the same.
Still the local storefront is working tirelessly to get everyone what they need this Christmas.
"4 in the morning until 10 at night," says store owner Ricky Reaves about the hours he keeps during Christmastime. Despite a tough year, his customers are still coming back for honeybaked hams.
"Because it's tradition, and they're delicious," says customer Bethany Broussard.
Apparently, it's such a big tradition, the company is having trouble keeping up with orders.
"We've had a system issue. A lot of stores saw a lot of increases that we weren't expecting because with Covid we expected some reduction but that didn't happen. So the supply chain definitely has some stress on it now," says Reaves.
What the store did prepare for is extensive Covid 19 precautions, like the parking lot pick up which might stand the test of time beyond the pandemic.
If you are still looking for a ham, Wednesday is the busiest day of the year so head out here early.