I was listening to my favorite AM1500 this morning and heard that the actual cost of the items listed in The 12 Days of Christmas has gone up. I had no idea anyone ever calculated this; it's been done since 1984!
Here is some history showing graphs of the cost.... I'm blown away.
Cost of The 12 Days of Christmas for 2008 is: $86,609 (up 10.9% from last year).