12 Drummers Drumming $2,552.55
This price is up from last years $2,475.20 by 3.1%. Not only are they well practiced, but they will drive your neighbors crazy as they drum around your yard.
11 Pipers Piping $2,356.20
Again a price mark up of 3.1% from last years $2284.00
10 Lords a Leaping $4766.70
This was an 8 percent hop from last years $4413.61. Perhaps if you purchased the lords and the ladies together youâ€™d get a better discount.
Those lords donâ€™t look like they want to leap, so they might cost you a bit more.
9 Ladies Dancing $6294.03
I guess it depends on which ladies you ask to dance. Iâ€™m sure you could find some folks in the street that would dance for $20.00 each, but quality will cost you more.
8 Maids a Milking $58.00
Down home farmer girls milking those cows stayed the same. The price of milk went up, but as usual labor costs stayed the same.
7 Swans a Swimming $5600.00
Who would have thought that swans swimming in a lake would be so costly. These darling fowl went up 6.7% from last years swimming birds. If you make them out of puff pastry you can save a bundle on the purchase and feeding them later, plus have a nice snack after lunch.
6 Geese a Laying $150.00
From expensive fowl to cheap geese its all here. Those geese stayed the same no change in the cost of having a goose come and lay those eggs.
5 Golden Rings $649.00
Of course those rings went up with the price of gold. Last year those rings would have cost you $499.95. That is a 30 percent price increase. Just remember that is for plain golden rings, the price goes up if you add jewels.
4 Calling Birds
This is another fine bird that didnâ€™t have a price increase. You can still get all 4 for $599.96. What is interesting about these birds is that you could get calling birds for $280.00 in 1984.The price didnâ€™t go up until 2001 when they took a 12.9 percent increase to $316.00.
3 French Hens $150.00
Although not a lot of money, if you look at their record in the last two years they have taken an almost 300% markup. Just last year they were only $45.00. That is a 233.3% market change.
2. Turtle Doves $100.00
The turtle doves went up %78.6 percent from the 2009 price tag of $55.98. Of course if you go with this liquid dessert you can expect to pay $16.50.
1 Partridge in a Pear Tree $161.99
This little bird only went up 1.3% from the $159.99 price tag.