The '12 Days of Christmas' Hits the Six-Figure Mark: See the Price Breakdown

12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas will now cost you six figures

As parents attempting to fulfill their kids’ Christmas wishes already know, the holidays get more expensive every year. But this year the price of the “12 Days of Christmas” has topped the six-figure mark for the first time ever.

If you were to buy the 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses, it would set you back $101,119, which is a 4.4. percent increase over 2010, according to the annual Christmas Price Index that PNC Wealth Management compiled.

On the bright side, the rate of increase is less than half of last year’s 9.2 percent increase.

And on the OMG side? The list costs more to fill online than in stores. Something to do with shipping live birds.

Take a look at the price changes from last year along with the 2011 pricing and see if your true love really needs multiple gifts on each of the 12 days of Christmas:

  • A Partridge in a Pear Tree 1 of 12
    A Partridge in a Pear Tree
    $184.99 (14.2 percent increase from 2010)
  • Two Turtle Doves 2 of 12
    Two Turtle Doves
    $125 (a whopping 25 percent increase over last year)
  • Three French Hens 3 of 12
    Three French Hens
    $150 (no price adjustment)
  • Four Calling Birds 4 of 12
    Four Calling Birds
    $519.96 (13.3 percent decrease)
  • Five Golden Rings 5 of 12
    Five Golden Rings
    $645 (0.8 percent decrease)
  • Six Geese-a-Laying 6 of 12
    Six Geese-a-Laying
    $162 (8 percent increase)
  • Seven Swans-a-Swimming 7 of 12
    Seven Swans-a-Swimming
    $6,300 (12.5 percent increase)
  • Eight Maids-a-Milking 8 of 12
    Eight Maids-a-Milking
    $58 (no change since 2009; the maids might want to think about unionizing)
  • Nine Ladies Dancing 9 of 12
    Nine Ladies Dancing
    $6,294.03 (no change)
  • Ten Lords-a-Leaping 10 of 12
    Ten Lords-a-Leaping
    $4,766.70 (no change)
  • Eleven Pipers Piping 11 of 12
    Eleven Pipers Piping
    $2,427.60 (3 percent increase)
  • Twelve Drummers Drumming 12 of 12
    Twelve Drummers Drumming
    $2,629.90 (3 percent increase)

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