Every year, PNC Wealth Management calculates how much it would cost to buy each item in the "12 Days Of Christmas."

For 2012?  That'll be a quick $107,300.24. It's the most expensive year ever, up over 6% since last year.

Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, PNC Wealth Management says the severe drought caused increased feed cost for large birds, which drove up the overall cost.

From the website PNC Christmas Price Index:

  • Six items (the Partridge, Two Turtle Doves, Four Calling Birds, Eight Maids-A-Milking, Nine Ladies Dancing and 10 Lords-A-Leaping) remained the same price as last year.
  • Sounding an Increase: The prices for 11 Pipers Piping ($2,562.00) and 12 Drummers Drumming ($2,775.50) advanced this year, both up 5.5 percent.
  • Pear Tree: Economists report that housing prices may have bottomed and this trend is reflected in the PNC CPI as the home to the Partridge jumped 11.8 percent to $189.99.
  • Three French Hens were up 10.0 percent and the Five Gold Rings, which soared 16.3 percent, played catch up with the dramatic rise in gold prices in 2011.
  • Maids-a-Milking: As the only unskilled laborers in the PNC CPI, the price for the eight Maids-a-Milking is represented by the minimum wage. With the minimum wage flat at $7.25 per hour, hiring the maids this year will not increase labor costs.