So How Much Would the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ Really Cost?

By December 23, 2014 June 15th, 2015 Holidays, NationaLease

We’re not sure who on your Christmas list would want a partridge in a pear tree, but if they did, here’s what it…and every other item…in this famous Christmas carol would cost.

According to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index, here’s what it would cost you to gift the people on your Christmas list with these famous presents…

-Partridge, $20
-Pear tree, $188
-2 turtle doves, $125
-3 French hens, $181
-4 calling birds (canaries), $600
-5 gold rings, $750
-6 geese a-laying, $360
-7 swans a-swimming, $7,000
-8 maids a-milking, $58 (that’s minimum wage per maid for one hour of a-milking)
-9 ladies dancing, $7,553 (that’s the total for a single performance, or $839.22 per lady)
-10 lords a-leaping, $5,348 (the total for one performance…a-leaping is easier than a-dancing)
-11 pipers piping, $2,635 (the total for one performance, at $239.55 each, pipers are not at a premium)
-12 drummers drumming, $2,855 (the total for one performance; at $237.92 each, it’s worth paying just to make them stop!)

TOTAL: $27,673

However, if you went online to purchase all of these rather than going to the store, you’d be paying $42,959.07!

And, if you calculate the cost of each item for the number of times they’re mentioned in the song, the price would be a staggering $116,273.

So, considering the mess all those birds would create, we think you’d be better off getting everybody gift cards.

Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at NationaLease!

Bridget Bradshaw

About Bridget Bradshaw

Bridget Bradshaw is the Marketing Manager for NationaLease and oversees the marketing of NationaLease meetings and events, the NationaLease NEWS, Webinars, and various other projects.

Leave a Reply