The 12 Days of Christmas List Now Costs Over $100,000

Lords a leaping, maids a milking and partridges in a pear tree are hardly useful gifts these days, but thanks to the classic song's popularity, they are now used as a standard measure for inflation. Of course, if you did want to get these gifts for your true love, the inflation measures can tell you just how much debt they will bring you. This year, the total cost for the full list of gifts costs $101,119.84.

The most expensive item on the list? Six swans a swimming that will run you $6,300. While the item measurements make sense, I just can't fathom how eight maids a milking only costs $58 when nine ladies dancing goes for $6,294.03. I guess that's why I'm not an economist.

Link Via Consumerist

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I think that's because it adds up as you go through the song. That is, even though there is only one partridge in a pear tree, it's given every one of the twelve days, so it would actually be the cost of the partridge times twelve for the total cost.
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