While the government may be saying that inflation is under control, the 27th annual holiday index, which tracks the price of the gifts in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas," reveals that prices are going up -- way up.

This year, the 364 items repeated in all the song's verses - from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree -- would cost $96,824, an increase of 10.8 percent over last year.

The most expensive item on the list is $6,294.03 to hire nine ladies dancing, a 15 percent increase from last year. The cheapest was $12 for one partridge, a 20 percent increase.