Inflation Hitting Christmas Tree Costs This Year

The holiday season is among us and yet, inflation is sparing nothing and no one. During the Thanksgiving holiday, Americans got a firsthand look at what inflation means as the year comes to a close.

For starters, people who wanted to enjoy turkey dinners were forced to pay more than they’ve paid in previous years. This applied to not just turkey, but also the costs for other parts of Thanksgiving dinner.

The Biden administration, of course, did its best to make it out like inflation during the Thanksgiving holiday wasn’t a huge deal. However, as Americans get closer and closer to Christmas, inflation remains a thorn in the side.

According to Breitbart News, the prices of Christmas trees are suffering some pretty hard hits from inflation.

The Report from the Associated Press

New updates from the Associated Press provide insight into why Christmas trees are going to cost Americans more money this year. The findings determined farmers are struggling with keeping up with demands.

As natural Christmas trees take around one decade to mature, farmers weren’t able to plant as many, due to the 2009 recession. Meanwhile, artificial trees are also in a similar bind.

Due to issues with the supply chain, stores are having a much more difficult time with even getting trees into their establishments. Meanwhile, seeing as artificial trees are created abroad and then brought over to America, clogged up ports and minimal supplies of truck drivers aren’t helping.

Because of all these different factors, Christmas trees across the board will not only cost more money to purchase; they will also be even more challenging to come upon in the first place.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?

As Americans are wondering whether or not they’ll be able to put up Christmas trees in their homes this year, Joe Biden is nowhere to be found on this matter. Amid news of fewer and more costly Christmas trees, the White House hasn’t given any public statements on the matter.

Nevertheless, should the White House address the circumstances, Americans should expect a downplaying of the situation. This is the pattern the White House has followed, especially when questioned on matters regarding inflation and issues with the backlogged supply chain.

It’s important to remember as the economy struggles, the White House and Congress just passed another spending bill to the tune of $1.2 trillion. They’re also looking to pass yet another piece of legislation that will cost trillions of dollars.

If the Democrats succeed in this regard, Americans should brace themselves for even higher prices.

What do you think about the fact that Christmas trees in 2021 will be more expensive on the Biden administration’s watch? Share your thoughts in the comments field below.