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The 12 Days of Foolishness

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Mary Dalrymple
December 24, 2007

You'd better hope your true love has some deep pockets. If he (or she) decided to give you the entire litany of gifts listed in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" --  everything from a partridge in a pear tree to a dozen drummers -- it would cost, by one estimate, $78,100.

But who really wants a houseful of pipers, drummers, and dancers, anyway? Does anyone really have the space for a flock of hens, doves, calling birds, and a partridge? Tell your true love what you really want for Christmas this year. Here's my list:

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: A mortgage with a fixed rate.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Two