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Christmas costs rising
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The cost of Christmas is rising. If you want to give your loved one the true 12 Days of Christmas treatment, it will cost $24,263.18 this year, up 3.5 percent from 2010, according to PNC Wealth Management in Pittsburgh. The true cost, which includes repeating items every time the song mentions them, will run $101,119.84 this year, up 4.4 percent.

Partridge in a Pear Tree
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$184.99, up 14.2 percent from 2010.

Two Turtle Doves
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$125, up 25 percent from 2010. The doves had the biggest price jump in the 12 Days of Christmas.

Three French Hens
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$150, unchanged from 2010.

Four Calling Birds
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$516.96, down 13.3 percent from 2010. The calling birds had the biggest price drop for the whole list.

Five Golden Rings
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$645, down 0.8 percent from 2010.

Six Geese-a-Laying
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$162, up 8 percent.

Seven Swans-a-Swimming
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$6,300, up 12.5 percent from 2010. The swans are the most expensive part of the 12 Days of Christmas, replacing the ladies dancing.

Eight Maids-a-Milking

$58, unchanged from 2010.

Nine Ladies Dancing

$6,294.03, unchanged from 2010.

Ten Lords-a-Leaping

$4,766.70, unchanged from 2010.

Eleven Pipers Piping

$2,427.60, up 3 percent from 2010.

Twelve Drummers Drumming

$2,629.90, up 3 percent from 2010.