Cost Of '12 Days Of Christmas' Up From 2012

Dec 3, 2013
Originally published on December 3, 2013 6:02 pm
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And today's last word in business is: 12 days of Christmas.

According to PNC Wealth Management's Christmas Price Index, the cost of the gifts in that holiday song jumped by 7.7 percent this year...


Based on reports from retailers and among others, a National Aviary and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

MONTAGNE: You might think those five golden rings pushed up the prices. But in fact, the price spike was driven by a spike in the cost of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

GREENE: And I'm David Greene.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS") Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.