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A Christmas question: What's the worst Yankee Swap gift you've ever received?

Posted by Alex Pearlman  December 25, 2011 10:32 AM

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happy holidays merry christmas.jpgOur calendars tell us that today is Christmas, but for most of us, the holiday season has been in full swing for quite some time -- anywhere from 20-some days to a couple months, depending on just how much Christmas music, holiday decor, and eggnog you can stomach.

But let’s not kid ourselves: The best parts of all that holiday cheer are the gift exchanges -- and I’m not talking the presents for your close friends and family. Traditional, presents under the tree-style gift-giving is fun and all, but the real fun lies in the secret exchanges: Yankee Swap, White Elephant, Secret Santa, etc.

Depending on the group you’re exchanging with and the rules you choose to abide by, a gift swap can go from holiday fun to an all-out war in seconds flat as the entire group vies for that awesome gadget that’s clearly better than all the other gift options. Better choose the box you unwrap wisely, or you could be left with the gag gift from the group prankster.

So after you’re done playing with that great video game or deciding what outfits will match your new boots, tell us: What is the worst (or, if it was particularly awesome, the best) Yankee Swap gift you’ve ever received?

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and many more holiday greetings from everyone at TNGG Boston!

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