’12 Days of Christmas’ Items Cost More Than $27K

The cost of Christmas is up 1 percent, according to PNC.

The bank calculates a Christmas Price Index based on the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” This year, buying the whole song will set you back $27,673.21.

The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index. .

Here is a look at the full set of individual prices:

? Partridge, $20; last year: $15

? Pear tree, $188; last year: $184

? Two turtle doves, $125; last year: same

? Three French hens, $181; last year: $165

? Four calling birds (canaries), $600; last year: same

? Five gold rings, $750; last year: same

? Six geese-a-laying, $360; last year: $210

? Seven swans a-swimming, $7,000; last year: same

? Eight maids a-milking, $58; last year: same

? Nine ladies dancing (per performance), $7,553; last year: same

? 10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,348; last year: $5,243

? 11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635; last year: same

? 12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855; last year: same


2 thoughts on “’12 Days of Christmas’ Items Cost More Than $27K

    • Very strange,
      when this column first came out the other day, I could have sworn I’d posted in a comment, but it didnt show up. Not as though anyone could take exception to it, mind.

      Anyway, my point was this. Some years back, and I cant remember just where I read it, but it was pointed out that the ‘four Calling Birds’ is actually incorrect. In the earlier days of its relating and singing, the description read as follows–

      Four Collie Birds.

      The word Collie referring to the colour black, like coal. Otherwise the calling birds simply wont make sense. So probably Ravens or Crows perhaps. Have never seen anything more on the matter, but it does sound sensible, and perhaps suitably antique.



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