Holiday Magic Gift Exchange

Holiday Magic Gift Exchange

Submitted By Joan Cripps                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Here is a unique fun way to swap gifts at your next family or work holiday gathering. Everyone stands in a circle holding the gift they brought to swap or a wrapped treat from Santa’s Pack. As the following story is read, each time the word RIGHT is said, the gifts get passed one time to the right; every time the word LEFT is said, the gifts are passed one time to the left. Read slow enough for everyone to keep up, but fast enough to keep things funny. The gift you have at the end of the story is the one you keep.

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 the 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 telephone rang, and Sue RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tilly RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandpa RIGHT’s porch. I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it.” She LEFT in a rush.

Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Sue RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun to decorate their tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished the trimming. They LEFT all of the presents 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 Magical Holiday . . . isn’t that RIGHT?