The Worst Christmas Shortages In History
Christmas is a religious holiday at heart, but it's also a time of too many houseguests, too much food on the table, and too many presents under the tree. Throwing a huge party to flex on your plentiful supplies when the universe seems intent on freezing and starving you to death is baked into our genetic code.
So it's always a very sad thing when there are shortages that affect Christmas. Whether it's food or toys or even some of the traditional decorations, any time people have trouble tracking down specific items for Christmas it helps to ruin the joy and good cheer we're entitled to. Plus, in the modern world where everything is a click away and things can conceivably be delivered via drone within a few hours, not being able to obtain something is deeply psychologically disturbing.
Unfortunately, as this list of the worst Christmas shortages in history demonstrates, even our most sacred and enjoyable holiday is subject to market forces and simple bad luck. And while some of these shortages happened a long time ago, some are going on right now. Which means Christmas will never be immune to buzz-killing shortages.