How Much Do All the Gifts Cost in the Christmas Song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?

Because the golden rings are pheasants and not jewellery, the most expensive item in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is seven swans a-swimming, at US$7,000, followed by ten lords a-leaping and nine ladies dancing.

The current price of a partridge in a pear tree is $34, which is the hourly rate for eight maids a-milking.

So when everything is added up, the tab for all the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is $15,944.20.

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