See also edit, other names include the Grinch Game, Thieving Elves, Snatchy Christmas Rat, Cutthroat Christmas, Redneck Santa, Machiavellian Christmas and Kamikaze Gift Exchange.
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The gifts are placed in a pseg leaf rebate central location, and participants determine in which order they will take turns selecting them.
After much effort and great expense, Barnum finally acquired the animal from the King of Siam only to discover that his "white elephant" was actually dirty grey in color with a few pink spots.Dryland, Ann (October 1968).When you hear "left" pass the gift you're holding to the person on your left.A white elephant gift exchange, 1, yankee swap 2 or, dirty Santa 3 nb 1 is a party game where white elephant gifts are exchanged during festivities."A Kingship by Merit and Cosmic Investiture".Players: 2 or more players (can do with with a very large group too).2, to possess a white elephant was regarded (and is still regarded in Thailand and Burma) as a sign that the monarch reigned with justice and power, and that the kingdom was blessed with peace and prosperity.In this case, standard-sized boxes may be used, or gifts may at least be wrapped inside-out (the white portion of wrapping paper showing) in order to help maintain the anonymity.One variation to rectify this is to allow no stealing during the opening of gifts but to have a subsequent stealing round in which the host secretly sets a timer, and everyone in the group takes turns trading their gifts with those of another.Variations edit, since the process of stealing can prolong the game and can confer distinct disadvantages to certain places in the order of play, multiple variations have arisen.Retrieved Tim Ellis (November 8, 2013).
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When a person's gift is stolen, that person can either choose another wrapped gift to open or can steal from another player.
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