Friday, December 25, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: A Breakdown in Cost

According to my roomy's Real Simple magazine, the cost for 12 traditional days of Christmas is $21,080.10.

So how do a few rings and performing artists rack up such a large bill? Allow me to plagiarize:

Twelve drummers drumming - $2,475.20
Eleven pipers piping - $2,284.80
Ten lords a-leaping - $4,413.61
Nine ladies dancing - $4,759.19
Eight maids a-milking - $52.40
Seven swans a-swimming - $5,600
Six geese a-laying - $240
Five golden rings - $349.95
Four calling birds - $599.96
Three French hens - $30
Two turtle doves - $55
And a partridge in a pear tree - $219.99

All these findings are also published (and explained) at

I'm not sure how Andy afforded this for Erin's gift.


Tiffany said...

Andy is exactly who I thought of when I started reading! Ha! I guess paper sales men are doing better than we thought! :)