By the Numbers: The cost of The 'Twelve Days of Christmas in 2012'

By the Numbers: The cost of The 'Twelve Days of Christmas in 2012'

Christmas is 12 days away. Ever wonder how much the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” would cost in 2012?

Day 1: A partridge in a pear tree. A partridge is just $15, but the price of a pear tree is $189.

Day 2 and 3: Two turtle doves and three French hens run around $290, but if you don't mind them frozen you can get them for $80 at a grocery store.

Day 4: Four calling birds will cost $519.96, but you can download four birds calling on iTunes for $0.99.    

Day 5: Five golden rings will run you $750.

Day 6: Six geese a-laying will cost $210.

Day 7: Seven swans a swimming will have you swimming in debt at the cost of $7,000.

Day 8: Eight Maids a milking won't milk your wallet based on the current minimum wage for an unskilled labor. They'll only run you $58.

Day 9: Nine ladies dancing will cost a hefty $6,294! There are bargains available, but rhythm is not guaranteed.

Day 10: Ten Lords a leaping is $4,766,   Again, there are lower priced, less-talented options available.

Day 11 and Day 12: 11 union pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming will run you over $5,000.

The total for all 12 days? $107,300! With those prices, maybe it'll be better to wrap some socks and a X-Box.

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