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5th Oct '17 12:35:22 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to try to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally only associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, despite becoming very secular (basically meaning "non-religious") in recent years.

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* This is a plot point in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. [[TheProtagonist Sharon]] pulls out [[AlphaBitch Nina Harper]]'s name, and is morally torn between actually getting her a present and not getting anything at all--which is understandable, given how mean Nina generally is to people.

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* This is In a plot point in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. Christmas special for ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' called "Angels Among Us," [[TheProtagonist Sharon]] Sharon Spitz]] pulls out [[AlphaBitch Nina Nina]] [[RichBitch Harper]]'s name, name in this and is morally torn between actually getting her a present and not getting her anything at all--which is understandable, given how mean Nina generally is to people.all.
30th Aug '17 6:48:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBabySittersClub'' has the club play this in one TV episode. At one point, they all go to the same store.

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* ''TheBabySittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' has the club play this in one TV episode. At one point, they all go to the same store.
26th Dec '16 1:00:45 PM JoeMerl
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** The second special is actually called ''Prep and Landing: Secret Santa," but isn't really an example. (It's about the protagonists trying to help MsClaus get something from Santa's office.)

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** The second special is actually called ''Prep and Landing: Secret Santa," but isn't really an example. (It's about the protagonists trying to help MsClaus MrsClaus get something from Santa's office.)
26th Dec '16 12:59:10 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PrepAndLanding,'' Magee, one of the ChristmasElves, mentions that she's [[SantaClaus Santa]]'s Secret Santa and seems to be having a hard time with it.
** The second special is actually called ''Prep and Landing: Secret Santa," but isn't really an example. (It's about the protagonists trying to help MsClaus get something from Santa's office.)
26th Dec '16 12:43:36 PM JoeMerl
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* A ChristmasSpecial of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' uses this as the basis for title character's difficulty in finding a gift.

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* A ChristmasSpecial of The ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' uses this as ChristmasEpisode focuses on [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Arnold]] trying to reunite [[FunnyForeigner Mr. Hyunh]] with his [[LongLostRelative long-lost daughter]] after drawing his name for the basis for title character's difficulty in finding a gift. boarding house's Secret Santa.




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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has the O.W.C.A. members do a Secret Santa; Perry gets a CD of someone called Sal Tuscany. [[ChekhovsGun This winds up being a plot point]] for a BatmanGambit done by [[spoiler:SantaClaus himself]].
16th Dec '16 1:38:01 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally only associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, despite becoming very secular (basically meaning "non-religious") in recent years.

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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to try to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally only associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, despite becoming very secular (basically meaning "non-religious") in recent years.
7th Dec '16 6:25:13 AM TMNTFanGirl
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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally only associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, despite becoming very secular (meaning "non-religious") in recent years.

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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally only associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, despite becoming very secular (meaning (basically meaning "non-religious") in recent years.



* Junie B. and her class are assigned to do this in ''[[JunieBJones Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S.: So Does May)]]'' and Junie B. is less than thrilled when she's assigned be the [=Secret Santa=] to her nemesis, May.

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* Junie B. and her class are assigned to do this in ''[[JunieBJones Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S.: So Does May)]]'' and Junie B. is less than thrilled when she's assigned be the [=Secret Santa=] one to her nemesis, May.



* ''Secret Santa'', a teen romance novel by Sabrina James, is all about this. It's about a high school in a small suburb of [[BigApplesauce New York City]] called North Ridge that does a school-wide Secret Santa gift exchange. There's tons of mishaps but everything is solved by the night of the school's Winter Wonderland-dance.

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* ''Secret Santa'', a teen romance novel by Sabrina James, is all about this. It's about a high school in a small suburb of [[BigApplesauce New York City]] called North Ridge that does a school-wide Secret Santa gift exchange. There's tons of mishaps but everything is solved by the night of the school's Winter Wonderland-dance.
8th May '16 5:23:53 PM nombretomado
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* Organized by DiV, of all people/electronics, in ''PennyArcade''...except that the only name in the hat is DiV.

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* Organized by DiV, [=DiV=], of all people/electronics, in ''PennyArcade''...except that the only name in the hat is DiV.



* A ChristmasSpecial of ''HeyArnold'' uses this as the basis for title character's difficulty in finding a gift.
* This is a plot point in an episode of ''{{Braceface}}''. [[TheProtagonist Sharon]] pulls out [[AlphaBitch Nina Harper]]'s name, and is morally torn between actually getting her a present and not getting anything at all--which is understandable, given how mean Nina generally is to people.

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* A ChristmasSpecial of ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' uses this as the basis for title character's difficulty in finding a gift.
* This is a plot point in an episode of ''{{Braceface}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''. [[TheProtagonist Sharon]] pulls out [[AlphaBitch Nina Harper]]'s name, and is morally torn between actually getting her a present and not getting anything at all--which is understandable, given how mean Nina generally is to people.
25th Dec '15 5:54:00 AM TMNTFanGirl
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A Secret Santa is a holiday tradition, with different names in numerous countries. In it, there's a system of secret picks, where a group of people pick names of someone else in the group and give each other gifts without saying who it came from.

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A Secret Santa is a holiday tradition, with different names in numerous countries. In it, there's a system of secret picks, where a group of people pick names of someone else in the group and give each other gifts without saying who it came from.
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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, even though it's become very secular (meaning "non-religious") in recent years. Another common Christmas-affiliated name for it is "Kris Kringle"; while this is another name for Santa Claus, if it's used it's normally in the context of a Secret Santa arrangement.

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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally only associated with Christmas]], which is still technically a Christian holiday, even though it's become despite becoming very secular (meaning "non-religious") in recent years. years.

Another common Christmas-affiliated name for it is "Kris Kringle"; while this is another name for Santa Claus, if it's used it's normally in the context of a Secret Santa arrangement.
19th Dec '15 6:08:10 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally associated with Christmas]], and while Christmas has become [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas very secular in recent years]], it's still technically a Christian holiday--[[CaptainObvious and not everyone follows Christianity]]. Another common Christmas-affiliated name for it is "Kris Kringle"; while this is another name for Santa Claus, if it's used it's normally in the context of a Secret Santa arrangement.

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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus [[CaptainObvious is traditionally associated with Christmas]], and while Christmas has become [[EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas very secular in recent years]], it's which is still technically a Christian holiday--[[CaptainObvious and not everyone follows Christianity]].holiday, even though it's become very secular (meaning "non-religious") in recent years. Another common Christmas-affiliated name for it is "Kris Kringle"; while this is another name for Santa Claus, if it's used it's normally in the context of a Secret Santa arrangement.
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