The 12 Days of Christmas have never cost more than this year. According to the 27th annual holiday index, which tracks the price of gifts in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas", prices have increased more than ten percent.

This year the 364 items repeated in all the song's verses-from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree-would cost $96,824. Wow, what a Christmas list. I know the price of gold has gone up on those 5 golden rings but the most expensive item on the list is the cost of hiring the nine ladies dancing, it's up 15 percent from last year, at $6,294.03.

Even the cheapest item on the list has gone up 20 percent from last year, one partridge will cost you $12. I could probably afford that, but what do you do with a partridge.