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'12 Days of Christmas' Items $116K if You Buy Each Time They're Mentioned

By    |   Monday, 01 Dec 2014 03:02 PM

Those looking to obtain the lengthy list of items in "The 12 Days of Christmas" carol will have to shell out more than $27,000 — an estimated $116K if you purchase the whole list each time it's mentioned in the song.

According to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index, a set of gifts in each verse of the song would set you back $27,673 in stores, an increase of less than $300 — or 1 percent — from last year, The Associated Press reported.

But shoppers turning to the Internet would see a bigger bump of about 8 percent over last year's online prices, bringing the set of gifts in each verse to $42,959. Buyers looking to purchase all the items each time they were mentioned in the song — 364 that is — would spend $116,273, a modest 1.4 percent increase from a year ago.

PNC's sources for the Christmas Price Index include retailers, the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia-based PHILADANCO and the Pennsylvania Ballet Company.

Here is a look at the full set of prices from PNC Wealth Management:

- 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

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Those looking to obtain the lengthy list of items in "The 12 Days of Christmas" carol will have to shell out more than $27,000 — an estimated $116K if you purchase the whole list each time it's mentioned in the song.
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