“12 Days of Christmas” gifts will set you back a lot more this year

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Bah-hum-bug!

Inflation hasn’t spared the prices of celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas this holiday season.

The cost of everything from a partridge in a pear tree to 12 drummers drumming will run you a record $45,000.

That’s nearly an 11% leap from last year, according to PNC.

The financial services firm has compiled its annual Christmas price index for the past 39 years.

Five gold rings account for part of the price increase, with the value of gold up 39%.

Paying the lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing is also more expensive because of labor shortages and wage hikes.

PNC says its annual Christmas price index is meant to educate consumers about the economy, but also hopefully spark some holiday joy.

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