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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Cost of the Items in "The 12 Days of Christmas"

Partridge in a pear treeAccording to PNC Wealth Management’s 28th annual index, the cost of the items in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is $101,119.84. This is a 4.4% increase from last year and the first time the cost of the items has topped $100,000. Some of the items increased in cost this year, but the three French Hens, eight maids-a-milking, nine ladies dancing, and ten lords-a-leaping all cost the same this year as they did last year. A list of the items, their cost, and their price increase or decrease from last year is below:

  1. Partridge in a pear tree: $185 (+14%) 
  2. Two Turtle Doves: $125 (+13%) 
  3. Three French Hens: $150 (unchanged) 
  4. Four Calling Birds: $600 (-13%) 
  5. Five Golden Rings: $650 (-1%) 
  6. Six Geese-a-Laying: $162 (+8%) 
  7. Seven Swans-a-Swimming: $6,300 (+12.5%) 
  8. Eight Maids-a-Milking: $58 (unchanged) 
  9. Nine Ladies Dancing: $6,294 (unchanged) 
  10. Ten Lords-a-Leaping: $4,767 (unchanged) 
  11. Eleven Pipers Piping: $2,428 (+3%) 
  12. Twelve Drummers Drumming: $2,630 (+3%)

See Quentin Fottrell, The ’12 Days of Xmas,’ Itemized, Family Money, Dec. 2, 2011.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (WealthCounsel) for bringing this article to my attention.

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