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Everyone sits in a circle holding the gift he or she brought for the Christmas Party.  Someone reads the story below, reading slowly enough for gifts to be passed.  Every time the word RIGHT is read, everyone passes the gift they are holding to the right.  Every time the word LEFT is read, everyone passes the gift they are holding to the left.  The gift each person is holding when the story ends is the gift they keep.

You can also buy some inexpensive gifts and wrap them for your party.  There does not have to be a gift for every person.

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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 is not much LEFT to be done," said Father RIGHT as he came in to 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 away 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 to our story................except to wish you a Merry Christmas.................isn't that RIGHT??????