It wasn't until I read this article from the Transylvania Times that I thought about the price of all the gifts from “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
It was also the first time I learned about The Christmas Price Index,
where all this is tracked every year.
This year's index,
if you were to buy all the gifts mentioned in the song,
comes to a staggering $197,071.09.
And for all that,
the 40 maids a-milking will only cost you $290.
Not mentioned is the cleanup costs of all the gifts.
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