Long-time readers of this blog (yes, there are a few) know that one of my favorite holiday links is to PNC's Price of Christmas Index. The folks at PNC calculate the costs of the gifts listed in holiday song, "The 12 Days of Christmas." After comparing those costs to previous years, they come up with an index and publish it every year about this time. And they've been doing it since 1984.
This year they've added a lesson connecting the index to The Stock Market Game, as well as adding some games for younger children. I encourage you to take a look at the page, and even watch the video for an interesting link between the holiday and real life. Who would have thought that the price of gold and the boost in the minimum wage would have such an impact?
I look forward to your comments.