At least that’s what the New York Times claims as it pertains to those leapin’ lords, golden rings, and partridges in pear trees.
Here’s a bit of what they have to say:
Rising prices for birds and gold pushed the cost of the 12 gifts — from the partridge in the pear tree to the 12 drummers drumming — up by 9.2 percent to $23,439.38, according to PNC Wealth Management, the second-biggest increase since the Christmas Price Index was started 27 years ago. The biggest rise was a 16 percent jump in 2003.
For the True Love in the song to bestow all the gifts repeatedly over 12 days — meaning 12 partridges in 12 pear trees and so on — would cost nearly $100,000, PNC said.
So…no calling birds for my “True Love” this year. We’ll try again next year.
Read the whole article HERE.