QUIZ: Take the Holiday Cash Quiz!
Over the last year, the cost of the twelve days of Christmas has risen by 6.1 percent, largely driven by jumps in the price of gold, swans and geese. To get all 364 items mentioned (we're counting all the repeats, thus, a full dozen partridges and pear trees) you will crack the hundred-grand mark.
On the bright side, the cost of some items, like eight maids a milking stayed almost the same, as the minimum wage has held pat. For that matter, if you happen to know anyone in a garage band, rounding up twelve drummers drumming and nine ladies dancing might be a bargain!