>The Twelve Days of Christmas, More Expensive This Year

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On the first day of ChristmasImage by FrodoBabbs via Flickr

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.

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