Friday, December 3, 2010

Cost of Traditional Christmas up from last year

"This year's jump in the PNC CPI can be attributed to rising gold commodity prices, represented by the Five Gold Rings, which went up by 30%, in addition to higher costs for wages and benefits impacting some entertainers," said James Dunigan, managing executive of investments for PNC Wealth Management, which tracks the cost of the goods named in the carol.

The cost of the items jumped despite consumer price inflation of only 1.1%. Of the 12 items, only four were the same price as last year. These are the Partridge in a Pear Tree, the Four Calling Birds, the Six Geese a-Laying and the Eight Maids a-Milking.

The single biggest dollar increase was for the nine ladies dancing, which rose by $820, or 15%.

The full prices were as follows:

One Partridge in a Pear Tree: $161.99
Two Turtle Doves: $100
Three French Hens: $150
Four Calling Birds: $599.96
Five Gold Rings: $649.95
Six Geese-a-Laying: $150
Seven Swans-a-Swimming: $5,600
Eight Maids-a-Milking: $58
Nine Ladies Dancing: $6,294.03
10 Lords-a-Leaping: $4,766.70
11 Pipers Piping: $2,356.20
12 Drummers Drumming: $2,552.55

Ho, Ho, Ho Bitches

Schteveo Claus


Ho-Ho Spider said...

Eight maids for only $58.? They must be really ugly!

Schteveo said...

I think these maids are milking COWS, not any male protrusions. And the cows don't are how they look, they just want them to have warm hands.

I expect that would work across the board.

Poots said...

..........and a cartridge in a shotgun

alan said...

$58, must be illegal immigrants.