To reach the end of the carol, he would have had to sent a total of 140 people to her.
The total number of gifts given to her is a massive 364. Since 1984 , the PNC Bank in the United States has been keep a Christmas Price Index on the cost of providing all the gifts mentioned. The cost for the first one in 1984 was $12,623.10, rising to $21,465.56 this year (2009).
That's entirely up to you, but many people leave them up until Epiphany for the "twelve days of Christmas."
There are 8 maids a-milking.
In the song "The twelve days of Christmas" my true love gave to me a total of 78 things.
Apparel, let alone footwear, does not figure in the song ( The twelve days of Christmas) all-up there are 78 gifts in the song, quantitatively. 78 is the number for Platinum on the periodic table of the elements.
In "Twelve Days of Christmas", there were "six geese a-laying".
12 as in The Twelve Days of Christmas.
There were 7 swans a swimming in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Would you believe twelve?
808 is incorrect as the number of people, however 808 is the correct number of legs.