Here's a quick Christmas Quiz: In the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", how many golden rings does the singer get from her true love? If you said "five", think again. Yes, the lyrics to this popular Yuletide chestnut mention "Five golden rings", but the lover gives them this famous fist-full of jewelry eight times. Therefore, the correct answer is 5 times 8 or 40.
Now, a more difficult question: Just how expensive are all of the gifts listed in this song? Since 1984, the PNC Wealth Management group has been compiling the tongue-in-cheek Christmas Price Index, which details the actual cost of all of these presents. The 364 presents named would cost you $155,407.18. (Gift wrapping extra.) Here is last year's total, when swans were priced a lot cheaper.
Since this is the season of giving, we hope you give this infographic to your family and friends. Now the most difficult question of all: Who would want eight maids-a-milking for Christmas?