$101,119. That’s how much it would cost you to receive every item mentioned in the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management. It’s the first time the price of the 364 items listed has exceeded $100,000.
All told, $101,119 will get you:
2 drummers drumming, 22 pipers piping, 30 lords-a-leaping, 36 ladies dancing, 40 maids-a-milking, 42 swans-a-swimming, 42 geese-a-laying, 40 gold rings, 36 calling birds, 30 French hens, 22 turtle doves, and 12 partridges in pear trees
Not having that kind of money, let alone enough to pay for the care of 184 birds, I’ve put together “the 12 days of Christmas on the cheap.” Some items are free and I’ve dispensed with the notion of having 2 of this or 9 of that. Some items diverge a bit from their original descriptions in the song but for no more than $12.99, one can’t be overly choosy, no?
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