Last year we(Exist - QA group) tried the White elephant exchanged gift idea combined with 'Mr. and Mrs. Right' story.
First let's define a white elephant gift. This is a possession unwanted by the owner but difficult to dispose of or something with sentimental value to the owner. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/white+elephant)
1. Participants will form a circle holding their white elephant gift.
2. Someone will read the Mr. and Mrs. Right story found below. Every time the word RIGHT/LEFT is mentioned all participants will pass their gift to their RIGHT/LEFT.
3. At the end of the story, whatever gift participant holds will be his exchanged gift. :)
Enjoy! and advanced Merry Christmas everyone!
Mr. and Mrs. Right story
Christmas was almost here, and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking.
Father RIGHT, Sue RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last-minute Christmas errands.
"There's not much LEFT to be done," said Father RIGHT as he came into the kitchen.
"Did you leave the basket of food at church?" asked Mother RIGHT.
"I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to," said Father RIGHT.
"I'm glad my shopping is done," said Billy RIGHT. "I don't have any money LEFT."
The hall telephone rang, and Susan RIGHT LEFT to answer it.
She rushed back and told the family "Aunt Tillie RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT's porch.
I'll go over there RIGHT now and get it." she said as she LEFT in a rush.
Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree.
By the time Susan RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree.
The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the decorating.
Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family.
Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that's all that's LEFT of our story.....
Except to wish you a Merry Christmas....Isn't that RIGHT?