Christmas in September?!?

Christmas in September?!? We keep hearing about shortages…EVERYWHERE! Some are buying into it and preparing and others have been bitten by the mainstream media, social media, prepper media, crying wolf. From what I can tell, different parts of the country (and the world) will experience different shortages at any given time. If you think shortages might hit your area, are you ready to prepare months in advance for Christmas?

Where is this prepper getting his information? In the Prepper Website Exclusive Email Group (PWEG), preppers from all over the US and other parts, have shared about what grocery stores look like in their local area. It is usually a feature at the beginning of our online meetups to discuss our “local situation” which could include grocery stores, gas, ammos, crime or anything else relevant.

In any given meetup or email thread, some members in one part of the country could be experiencing shortages while others have plenty. A lot goes into the reasons for this, but one thing for sure is that if you want something specific for a specific time, you should prepare ahead. But isn’t that what we do?

Prepping for Christmas in September

Recently, I posted an article on Prepper Website about preparing for Christmas. Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse Blog wrote,

Thanks to extreme disruptions caused by the global response to the pandemic, millions upon millions of Americans are going to have a very disappointing holiday season. Supply chains are in a state of complete and utter chaos all over the world, and now we are being told that it will remain this way for the foreseeable future. And that is actually a best case scenario. If a new variant comes along that causes even more global disruptions, the shortages that we are experiencing right now could become even more dire. We are so vulnerable right now, and any unexpected twists or turns could easily make things a lot worse.


This idea is fresh on my mind because one member in the PWEG brought up preparing now for the holidays, including preparing for your traditional meals. This topic reminded me of how it was hard to find canned pumpkin last year during the holidays.

I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas (that’s probably not good for a pastor to say), but I do love pumpkin pie. Thinking back, I can’t remember having pumpkin pie this last Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I do remember going to the store and only seeing a few dented cans of pumpkin.

Whatever your view on Christmas, you probably don’t want to serve Hobo Soup to your family during the holidays. At least when you can help it by planning ahead now!

Christmas in September

Bah Humbug!

Although I’m not the biggest Christmas fan, my wife is. After our most recent online meetup, I told my wife she should be getting ready for Christmas…in September! She had no problems with that! In fact, she might even put up the Christmas tree early! I think I created a monster!

Anyway, with that said, I wanted to pose the question to readers, are you already preparing for the holidays? Are you buying gifts? Are you preparing certain holiday meal ingredients? Do you remember any items you couldn’t find last year?

Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and insights.


1 thought on “Christmas in September?!?”

  1. Todd,
    Absolutely we are prepping for Christmas early! I told my family to start shopping now, dont wait for “Black Friday”. I too absorb the info I see and here. Not too concerned on the specific holiday food items (as long as I get my ham), but we have a lot of little curtain climbers to entertain so the toys are a big deal. I like to get them clothes- thats useful! They hate it-LOL.

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