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The cost of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

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To buy all gifts, the grand total comes to more than $107,000 which is up six-percent from 2011. To buy all gifts, the grand total comes to more than $107,000 which is up six-percent from 2011.

Buying all the 364 gifts named in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song will cost you more than it did last year.

According to the annual PNC Christmas Price Index, the grand total comes to more than $107,000, which is up six-percent over 2011.

Blame the birds, musicians and jewelry. Geese-a-laying are up more than 29-percent this year. Three French Hens and Seven Swans-a-Swimming have also increased because this year's drought drove up feed costs. Eleven pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming cost 5-and-a-half percent more this year, and five golden rings soared more than 16-percent thanks to rising gold prices. Six items mentioned in the song have stayed the same price. They are: the Partridge, Turtle Doves, Calling Birds, Maids-A-Milking, Ladies Dancing and the Lords-A-Leaping.

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