Since 1984, PNC Financial Services advisors have calculated the cost of the gifts from the Twelve Days of Christmas carol each holiday season. Everything is factored in, from eight maids to 10 lords to 12 drummers. Here, you can see a chart of the cost of the Christmas Price Index over the years.
For those of you looking to get your true love all the gifts mentioned in the "Twelve Days of Christas" carol, don't come with chump change: The total cost of all the items this year (2009) is $21,465
Ho - Ho - Ho - Meeeeery Christmas!