Pavlovas are expected to be the hot ticket item for people rushing to the supermarket before Christmas.

Last year there was a 16-fold jump in sales of the classic Kiwi dessert on the 23rd and 24th of December - and that was from New World alone.

The supermarket chain has released a look at what the people clogging the aisles and lining up for miles were putting in their trolleys last year.

As no one wants kids crying over toys that don't work on Christmas morning, battery sales tripled just before the big day.

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Cherries and gift cards were also popular, along with Christmas cakes and turkeys.

Beer sales doubled, while four times the bubbles were put in the trolley

And if you are really procrastinating, you are not alone, New World says 10,000 people left their food shopping till after 9PM on Christmas Eve.