If you have a friend or love one that you'd like to spend all your money on, you could always get them all the items listed in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"...

What Would All the Gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" Cost in 2021?

The cost of just about everything is going up...including all the items in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas".

For the last 38 years, PNC has run the numbers to figure out what it would cost if you set out to get all the items in "The Twelve Days of Christmas". The total cost for 2021 would be $41,205.58. That's an increase of 5.7% over 2019. (PNC excluded costs from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

What are the "12 Days of Christmas"?

Throughout our lifetime, we had heard the Christmas song, and all the various versions...but do you really know what the twelve days of Christmas represent?

First, Monday, December 13th, is NOT the "First Day of Christmas". The countdown of a dozen days doesn't actually begin until Christmas Day, December 25th. It then continues for the next 11 days to make up the "Twelve Days of Christmas", running through January 6th.

So what exactly do the "Twelve Days of Christmas" represent?

The twelve days of Christmas is the period in Christian theology that marks the time between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January 6, the Epiphany -- sometimes also called Three Kings’ Day. (The four weeks preceding Christmas are known as Advent, which begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on December 24.)

There are so many different versions.

The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has been performed by so many artists, including Bing Crosby...

And then there are some comedy versions of the song, including this one from Bob Rivers called "The Twelve Pains of Christmas"...

There is the version by Bob and Doug Mackenzie...

And even comedian Jeff Foxworthy did a version, called "The Redneck 12 Days of Christmas"...

One of my favorite renditions of the song was done by the Muppets and John Denver...