Thursday, December 09, 2010

leaping, milking, dancing, piping, drumming

Enough already just finish the song.



Last year I discovered the PNC Christmas Price Index. The PNC bank totals up the cost of the gifts in the 12 days of Christmas song and they have been tracking this for 27 years now.

Their web site has an interesting fun interactive program to show you the cost and change in cost of each item in this drawn out gift giving event.

The biggest percentage increase from 2009 comes with the French Hens. A hen pecking 233% increase. The biggest dollar increase this year was for the Nine Ladies Dancing, up $820, a 15 percent boost. I always thought you could get ladies dancing for the cost of few drinks and some good music.

The total cost comes out to $23,439.38 so your true lover really need to be truly wealthy match this song.

Lately all I would want is a few plumbers piping in my house to fix a mystery leak.


Here’s PNC's Christmas index link ---> www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com

11 comments:

KristinaP said...

I saw this on The View. But their total was somewhere around $95,000.

lisleman said...

what you an accountant?
You probably right because they also total out the cost of ALL 12 days. If you take the song verse literally you end up with 12 pear trees, 11x2 turtle doves, etc. The total number of gifts come to 364 by adding up all the days. This seems really ridiculous so the $23K number is the cost of one of each. Who would want 364? Well now that they is e-bay I guess I might.

dave hambidge said...

This one is free...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8

cheapskate brit

lisleman said...

very good - this group is great thanks

Barbara S. said...

Thanks for this info! I'm going to share it with my husband and he'll be grateful all I want is a new lens for my camera!

lisleman said...

how could he possibly complain about that? A new lens will make him look better when you take his picture.

Nezzy said...

Oh no man, mystery leak....they are the worse!!!! Maybe we can add four plumbers plumbin' to the song.

God bless ya and have a great day!!!

Jillsy said...

hey...i thought goose eggs were free!

Bearmancartoons said...

Didn't realize there was such a run on hen peckers.

Pseudo said...

I like the CD cover, interesting Christmas visual.

lisleman said...

good songs too but yes it looks like she is blown away.

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