December 2010 Radio Advent blog 5

Classic FM ask "How much will the 12 Days of Christmas cost you this year? Seriously, a financial services company calculates the cost each year. They ring ballet companies to see how expensive dancing ladies are, and check retailers for geese and jewellers for gold rings. (Clue: French hens and turtle doves have soared in price this year)":

And check out their new Silent Nights CD:  

There is also a BBC 4 radio programme by Tony Hawks which comically explores this and is repeated on BBC 7 each Christmas- one of the audio great treats over the festive period. Keep an eye out at BBC7 and: