PNC Wealth Management said it’ll cost $86,609 to buy everything in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song this year.
That’s up more than $8,500, or nearly 11 percent, from last year, and includes everything from the single partridge in a pear tree to the 12 drummers drumming, purchased repeatedly as in the song.
While the price of the whole package is up, some things are actually cheaper than last year. Jim Dunigan, a PNC Wealth Management spokesman, notes how the price of five golden rings is down about 11 percent. Three French hens and six geese-a-laying also cost less this year.But increases in the big items like eight maids-a-milking, 10 lords-a-leaping, 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming is where you’ll pay, thanks to a general wage increase.
Here’s the detailed list, for those of you who actually want to know!
Partridge, $20 (last year: $15) Pear Tree, $200 (last year: $150) Two Turtle Doves, $55 (last year: $40) Three French Hens, $30 (last year: $45) Four Calling Birds (canaries), $600 (last year: same) Five Gold Rings, $350 (last year: $395) Six Geese a-Laying, $240 (last year: $360) Seven Swans a-Swimming, $5,600 (last year: $4,200) Eight Maids a-Milking, $52 (last year: $47) Nine Ladies Dancing (per performance), $4,759 (last year: same) 10 Lords a-Leaping (per performance), $4,414 (last year: $4,285) 11 Pipers Piping (per performance), $2,285 (last year: $2,213) 12 Drummers Drumming (per performance), $2,475 (last year: $2,398)