The Andie Summers Show

PNC’s Christmas Price Index notes that the overall price for the 12 gifts in the song The 12 Days of Christmas is up 10.5% this year! The total price for all 12 gifts is …

$45,523.27

However, that’s just one set of each gift – so 1 Partridge and Pear Tree instead of 12. 2 Turtle Doves instead of 22. All 364 gifts will cost you …

$197,071.09

Let’s break it down …

  • A Partridge in a Pear Tree

    $280.18

    (+25.8%)

    Funny. The partridge is the same price, it’s the tree that’s gotten more expensive.

  • 2 Turtle Doves

    $600.00

    (+33.3%)

    You can blame the price of feed for this steep increase.

  • 3 French Hens

    $318.75

    (+25.0%)

    Like the turtle doves, it’s the price of bird feed that’s jacking this price up.

  • 4 Calling Birds

    $599.96

    (0.0%)

    Calling birds must eat something Turtle Doves and French Hens don’t.

  • 5 Gold Rings

    $1,245.00

    (+39.1%)

    WHOA! Commodity prices sky-rocketed earlier this year. Obvi.

  • 6 Geese A Laying

    $720.00

    (+9.1%)

    Are they laying eggs or laying in bed?

  • 7 Swans A Swimming

    $13,124.93

    (+0.0%)

    I really didn’t realize there were so many birds on this list. What’s the deal?

  • 8 Maids A Milking

    $58.00

    (0.0%)

    It’s getting tougher and tougher to make a living milking these days. C’mon, America. Give the gals a raise!

  • 9 Ladies Dancing

    $8,308.12

    (+10.0%)

    What? Dancers deserve a raise but Milkers don’t?

  • 10 Lords A Leaping

    $13,980.00

    (+24.2%)

    Oh, Come On! These jumpers are the most expensive gift on the list!

  • 11 Pipers Piping

    $3,021.40

    (+2.6%)

    Live music took a dump during the pandemic, but it’s back, Baby!

  • 12 Drummers Drumming

    $3,266.93

    (+2.6%)

    Who came up with this list, anyway?

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