BLOG: “12 Days of Christmas” Items Will Cost You Thousands



The cost of the items in the carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” comes with a hefty price tag. The Associated Press reports buying one set of gifts mentioned in each verse of the song will cost you $23,393 in stores. That equates to a 7.7 percent increase from 2012. If you buy all 364 items repeated throughout the traditional carol, the Associated Press reports the price tag comes to $114,651.

Want to see how each items breaks down? Here is the list the Associated Press came out with:

—Partridge, $15; last year: same

—Pear tree, $184; last year: $189.99

—Two turtle doves, $125; last year: same

—Three French hens, $165; last year: same

—Four calling birds (canaries), $600; last year: $520

—Five gold rings, $750; last year: same

—Six geese a-laying, $210; last year: same

—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: $6,294

—10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,243; last year: $4,767

—11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635; last year: $2,562

—12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855; last year: $2,776

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