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Old 12-04-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default Christmas gift exchange story or poem - need help?!

I've participated in gift exchanges where a story is read and every time you hear the words "left" or "right" you pass your gift that direction. At the end of the story the gift that is in your hands is the one you unwrap. I am needing a version of this story (or poem or whatever) for a Christmas party I am attending tomorrow. Please help!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Here's one we've done at my son's class. I'm sure there are others though.

LEFTY ELF CHRISTMAS STORY/GAME

This is a story about Santa and LEFTy elf.
LEFTy received this nick name one Christmas when he couldn't seem to do anything RIGHT. Santa said " LEFTy, sometimes I think you have two LEFT thumbs".

On the day before Christmas Eve Santa and LEFTy were finishing up the toys that were LEFT. LEFTy called from the workshop, "Oh no, there is no glue LEFT! Santa do you know where any might be?"

"I can't believe you forgot to check the inventory, sometimes I wonder if you can get anything RIGHT, LEFTy!" said Santa.

"Santa don't be mad", replied LEFTy. "It will only take me a few minutes to find some, I'll be RIGHT back". Santa said "I'm sorry I am so grumpy, but we don't have much time LEFT, LEFTy. "I'll try our packaging and delivery outlet RIGHT on the edge of town", said LEFTy. "It would be faster to stop by my house, Mrs. Claus is sure to have some LEFT, she just might not know RIGHT where it is," Replied Santa.

"Take the short cut, go to Candy Cane Lane and Rudolph Rd. and turn LEFT, RIGHT at the Lollipop stop sign. Then go to Holly Drive and turn RIGHT and there it will be on your LEFT."

LEFTy found the house RIGHT away and asked Mrs. Claus where she might have some glue LEFT. Mrs. Claus' hands were all doughy from making the last of her Christmas cookies. So she directed him RIGHT to her craft room.

"Go RIGHT down the hall and turn RIGHT, open the first door on the LEFT. Walk RIGHT in and turn RIGHT. It should be on the bottom shelf, RIGHT next to the LEFT-over glitter."

LEFTy found plenty of glue to finish the toys RIGHT where Mrs. Claus had directed him. LEFTy hurried RIGHT out the door. LEFTy looked LEFT, then RIGHT, then LEFT, but he couldn't remember where he had LEFT his sled. Suddenly he remembered he had taken Santa's sleigh, because it would be faster, and that his sled was in the garage at the workshop RIGHT where he had LEFT it.

Eventually, a tired LEFTy found his way back to Santa's workshop. Santa said " LEFTy, I thought you said you would be RIGHT back, so I LEFT jolly elf take over your station. He used all that was LEFT of the red paint instead of gold, so now there is no red paint LEFT to touch up my sleigh. You will have to go RIGHT out and get some, LEFTy "

LEFTy sighed and happily said " I knew we would have no energy LEFT by now, so RIGHT after thanksgiving, I fixed up your sleigh for the big day. Santa said "I'm so sorry I said you couldn't do anything RIGHT, because of you, there is no work LEFT and I can go RIGHT to bed, so I'll be all rested and my jolly old self again. Good night LEFTy." and Santa went RIGHT to bed.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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I do not have a copy of the story but I remember it from a few years ago. I'd like a copy too.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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I found another one we've used at his school.
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Christmas was almost here, and Mrs. RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Mr. RIGHT, Susie RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last-minute Christmas errands.

"There's not much LEFT to be done," said Mr. RIGHT as he came into the kitchen. "Did you leave the basket of food at church?" asked Mrs. RIGHT. "I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to," said Mr. RIGHT.

"I'm glad my shopping is done," said Billy RIGHT. "I don't have any money LEFT."

The hall telephone rang, and Susie RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family "Aunt Emma 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. Mr. RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susie RIGHT returned, Mrs. RIGHT, Mr. 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?
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:44 AM   #5
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glad I found this(by fluke).......thanks!
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:31 AM   #6
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These are so cute, going to copy down and save for the future use. It will be needed somewhre along the line thanks
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oh, this is too cute!
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