Somewhere in the world, someone is going to have the bright idea to buy all of the stuff from the "12 Days of Christmas" song. Not me. Although I did spend last Christmas giving lots of $1 tips to nine ladies dancing.
PNC Financial Services just released their annual breakdown of how much it would cost you to buy everything from the "12 Days of Christmas", from a partridge in a pear tree to 12 drummers drumming.
And the total is . . . $34,558.65. That's up $195.16 from last year.
None of the 12 things went down in price, but three went up . . .
1. Pear trees went up 5.2%, and one will cost you $9.96 more this year.
2. Five gold rings will cost you 10% more this year, $75 extra, or $15 per ring.
3. And the 10 lords-a-leaping got a 2% raise, up $110.20, or $11.02 more per lord.
The most expensive items on the list are the seven swans-a-swimming. They'll cost you $13,125, or $1,875 each. I hope they're tasty for that price.