'12 Days of Christmas' Gifts Now Top $100K

The swans, in particular, will cost you: $6,300
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2011 6:51 AM CST
'12 Days of Christmas' Gifts Now Top $100K
The swans-a-swimming are the most expensive gifts on the "Twelve Days of Christmas" list.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – For the first time ever, the price of obtaining all the presents mentioned in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has risen above $100,000. Taking home everything from the 12 drummers drumming right on down to the partridge in a pear tree—364 items in total—will cost you $101,119, the AP reports. That’s a 4.4% jump over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index assembled by PNC Wealth Management.

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Why? Partridges, pipers, drummers, swans, and turtle doves in particular have gone up in price. (The AP amusingly notes that the total cost "does not include bird maintenance.") Meanwhile, the gold rings actually cost $5 less than last year’s estimate, and five other items remained stable. If you want to give just one symbolic item from the song, a partridge is the cheapest at $15, while the most expensive—seven swans-a-swimming—will set you back $6,300. (Read more Christmas stories.)

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