“The Twelve Days of Christmas” Song is Crazier Than You Know
Have you ever really listened to "The Twelve Days of Christmas" lyrics? It's kind of out there.
Yes, it's that time of year. Time to listen to all the Christmas songs you desire. You're definitely sure to hear "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and let's be honest, there's something about it that doesn't quite add up.
The other day, I happened to come across a statistic. According to PNC Wealth Management, it would cost a total of $156,508 in 2016. In fact, itemized, the list looks like that:
One Partridge And A Pear Tree, $210
- Two turtle doves, $375
- Three French hens, $181.50
- Four calling birds (canaries), $600
- Five gold rings, $750
- Six geese a-laying, $360
- Seven swans a-swimming, $13,125
- Eight maids a-milking, $58
- Nine ladies dancing , $7,553
- 10 lords a-leaping, $5,509
- 11 pipers piping, $2,708
- 12 drummers drumming, $2,934
Yes, those numbers are ridiculous. But that's not even the crazy part. The real question is, "Why is someone delivering gifts in this manner?"
Delivering gifts in that manner is creepy. Like, stage-five clinger creepy. Not only that, but why is this person gifting so many animals? Where am I going to put all these animals? Do I own a farm or something?
And what about all those people, the maids milking something, the ladies dancing, which normally I wouldn't have an issue with, but what exact type of dancing are they doing? Also, why are the lords leaping? Do they do anything else? Where am I going to put all these people? Do I own a hotel or something?
And yes, who has all that money to purchase these things? I don't care how much money you have, if you can afford these things, please don't purchase them. Use that $150,000 on something else. Just throwing this out there, those gifts are a horrible idea.