The Christmas season has been drastically affected by inflation this year, with one third of Americans considering skipping gift giving altogether.
Want to have a big meal with the family? That's going to cost you too. The average yuletide meal is up 16.4% over 2021, which was up 8.2% from 2020.
To put that all in perspective: Before the pandemic, a Christmas dinner for four would run you an average of $48, but this year it's going to set you back an average of $60.29.
Industry insiders attribute the increases to the war in Ukraine, labor shortages, and related supply chain bottlenecks, which seems like the same issues that caused the increases in 2021 and 2020.
But never fear, the Biden Administration released a plan to fix the problems with the supply chain.
You see, the current supply chain is emitting too much carbon, so they're going to be getting rid of vehicles and buildings in the supply chain that use carbon-fuels in order to meet the United Nations' net-zero goal by 2050.
And if you think that's dumb, Biden had this to say to a bunch of union workers worried about how they were going to care for their families this Christmas and in the near future:
Well, he's got us there. Most of us really only have to worry about supply chains when someone is actively trying to disrupt them.
I can't wait to see what we're having for Christmas dinner next year.