WATCH — What the supply chain crunch means for your holiday wishlist

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry and CBC Kids News • 2021-11-30 06:00

Shopping this holiday season could be more difficult

Every week, CBC Kids News takes a deep dive into a topic that everyone’s talking about. Click the video above or below for this week’s KN Explains.

Black Friday has just passed and it can be a very busy time for shoppers looking to knock items off holiday wish lists.

But, if you’ve been doing any shopping lately, you might have noticed that certain items are hard to find, or may take a lot longer to get to you.

That’s because we’re in the middle of a global supply chain crisis.

It’s making it harder to produce, ship, and deliver products to stores.

So, what is the global supply chain? Why is it in crisis?

And what does that mean for people hoping to buy popular items, such as video game consoles, electronics and other toys?

There’s a lot to unbox here. But don’t worry, we’ve got you. KN Explains:

Have more questions? We'll look into it for you. Email us at

With files from CBC
TOP IMAGE CREDIT: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images, Graphic design by Philip Street/CBC

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen, or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The Grade 12 student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred, Dana's older sister on Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe on The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and public speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vociferous advocate for gender and racial equality, as well as girls' education. Saara was recently appointed a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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