Annual Holiday Index up 11 percent in 2010

November 29, 2010 12:27:11 PM PST
You might want to turn the "12 Days of Christmas" to eleven days to save money this year.

The total cost of all items in the song, from the 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree, would set a shopper back more than $96,000.

That is an increase of nearly 11 percent over last year. The most expensive item on the list, costing more than $6,000, is nine ladies dancing. The cheapest is $12 for a partridge. To buy just one of everything on the list would cost more than $23,000.

The annual holiday index is compiled by investment firm PNC Wealth Management.