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12 Days of Christmas items cost more than $116K

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 01, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-26 09:28:52-05

What's the cost of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"

The PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index says to buy every item — from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge and a pear tree — would cost about $27,673.

That's up one percent or nearly $300 from last year.

But buying those same items on the Internet will cost $42,959, about 8 percent more than last year's Internet price.

And if you are looking to purchase all the items each time they're mentioned in the song — that's 364 mentions of one item or another — you would spend $116,273. That's a modest 1.4 percent increase from a year ago.

Here is a look at the full set of prices from PNC Wealth Management:

— Partridge, $20; last year: $15

— Pear tree, $188; last year: $184

— Two turtle doves, $125; last year: same

— Three French hens, $181; last year: $165

— Four calling birds (canaries), $600; last year: same

— Five gold rings, $750; last year: same

— Six geese-a-laying, $360; last year: $210

— Seven swans a-swimming, $7,000; last year: same

— Eight maids a-milking, $58; last year: same

— Nine ladies dancing (per performance), $7,553; last year: same

— 10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,348; last year: $5,243

— 11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635; last year: same

— 12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855; last year: same