The Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas
The price of all 364 of the items mentioned in the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is up 4.4 percent this year to over $100,000 for the first time, according to an annual survey out yesterday (November 28th) from PNC Wealth Management. The survey says that the price of partridges, pear trees, turtle doves and swans-a-swimming are up, contributing to raising the total cost to $101,119, while the price of maids-a-milking, ladies dancing, lords-a-leaping and gold rings has held steady. For the more budget-conscious, buying just one set of the items from each verse in the song will cost $24,263, up 3.5 percent from last year. The most expensive item is the seven swans, at $6,300, while the cheapest is the partridge, at only 15 bucks.