Australia’s supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths, have pledged to save Christmas and keep the price of ham low for the festive season.

It comes following a push from Queensland Senator Watt, who doesn’t want Aussies to get ripped off by this popular Christmas staple this year.

“We know families are doing it tough at the moment and the cost of a lot of things is going up,” he said.

“It’s time for supermarkets to do their part and say one thing we won’t put up is the price of a Christmas ham.”

Coles responded by announcing a drop in the price of its ham price by 50 cents compared to last year.

So, this year a Single Smoked Beechwood Half-Leg Ham will set you back to just $8 per kilo.

Meanwhile, Woolworths said this year would see their lowest ham prices in nearly a decade.

The Easy Carve Double Smoked Shoulder Ham is now priced at $11 per kg.

This news will give some Australians a sign of relief as they budget for a slice of affordable joy this Chrissy lunch.