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On the first day...

The cost of all the items in the classic holiday tune The Twelve Days of Christmas is up again this year, according to PNC Financial Services Group's annual tongue-in-cheek tally. (The cost of each gift represents a one-time purchase, not repeated for several days.)

One partridge, with pear tree

$144.99

(up) 38.1%

Two turtledoves

$40

No change

Three French hens

$45

No change

Four calling birds

$479.96

(up) 20.0%

Five gold rings

$325

No change

Six geese alaying

$300

No change

Seven swans aswimming

$4,200

No change

Eight maids amilking

$41.20

No change

Nine ladies dancing

$4,759.19

(up) 4.0%

Ten lords aleaping

$4,160.25

(up) 3.0%

Eleven pipers piping

$2,124

(up) 3.4%

Twelve drummers drumming

$2,301

(up) 3.4%

Total cost: $18,920.59 (up 3.1 percent from 2005)

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