the 12 days of christmas economy
PNC Bank - The Annual:
As part of its annual tradition, PNC Advisors also tabulates the 'true cost of Christmas,' which is the total cost of all of the items in the famous carol, including all of the repetitions. The price tag for the 364 items this holiday season is $65,264, up from 2002's true cost of $54,951. This increase of nearly 19 percent shatters the previous record increase of 8.4 percent that was achieved in 1987.