Santa Left CHINESE CHRISTMAS

GIFT EXCHANGE

Santa Right

Chinese Christmas: a.k.a. White Elephant Gift Exchange

THE GIFTS:
1. The gift value limit is $25.00.
2. The gift should be something someone would actually want or use.
3. It should be in new or good condition.
4. The gift should be wrapped before arriving to the party. Gift bags are OK.
5. Gift certificates are OK.
6. As guests arrive to the party, the gifts should be placed in an area where few people can see who brought which gift. All efforts should be made to hide who brought which gift.

THE GAME:
1. Each guest who wishes to participate must contribute a gift.
2. Prepare slips of paper equal to the number of gifts with clearly written numbers.
3. Each participating guest draws a number and holds onto that slip of paper.
4. Everyone sits in a circle around the pile of gifts.
5. On the first turn, the guest with paper slip #1 chooses a gift, opens it, and all admire it.
6. On the second turn, the guest with paper slip #2 gets the choice of "stealing" any unwrapped gift (#1's) or choosing a wrapped one. If #2 steals #1's gift, then #1 must open a wrapped gift.
7. On the third turn, the guest with paper slip #3 gets the choice of "stealing" any unwrapped gift (#1's or #2's) or choosing a wrapped one.

THE GAME CONTINUES BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. If a gift is stolen from you, you can steal a gift (within limits, described below), or open a wrapped one.
2. The turn proceeds until a wrapped gift is chosen.
3. A gift cannot be immediately stolen back from the guest who just stole it.
4. The fourth "owner" of a gift gets to keep it. The gift is "locked" after it has been stolen three times.
5. "Owners" of "unlocked" gifts must keep them visible and hold them up when requested.
6. The gift exchange ends when the last wrapped gift is opened, unless #1's gift was never stolen, in which case, #1 places their open gift back in the middle and "stealing" continues until the remaining gift in the middle is taken.

HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

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