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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.
from (at least at first).



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.
19th Dec '15 5:59:02 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 non-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 non-secular 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.
18th Dec '15 7:53:40 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 very non-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 non-secular in recent years, 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.
12th Dec '15 8:47:42 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 associated with Christmas]], and while Christmas has become very non-secular in recent decades, it's still technically a Christian holiday--[[CaptainObvious and not 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 very non-secular in recent decades, 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.



* ''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.
Wonderland-dance.
10th Dec '15 7:14:14 AM kquinn0830
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "'Tis the Fifteenth Seasons", Homer gets an extravagant present from his secret Santa (Carl). Homer forgets to bring something for Lenny, since he's Lenny's [=Secret Santa=], so he goes to a snack machine and [[ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping buys him some Certs]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "'Tis the Fifteenth Seasons", Homer gets an extravagant present from his secret Santa (Carl). Homer forgets to bring something for Lenny, since he's Lenny's [=Secret Santa=], so he goes to a snack machine and [[ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping buys him some Certs]].
Certs]]. Later on he makes up for it by getting Lenny a photo cube with pictures of the two of them and Carl.
8th Dec '15 2:26:43 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 is [[CaptainObvious is traditionally associated with Christmas]], and while Christmas has become very non-secular in recent decades, it's still technically a Christian holiday--[[CaptainObvious and not 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 is [[CaptainObvious is traditionally associated with Christmas]], and while Christmas has become very non-secular in recent decades, it's still technically a Christian holiday--[[CaptainObvious and not 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.
8th Dec '15 2:25:19 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 is [[Captain Obvios traditionally associated with Christmas, which]]] ''[[CaptainObvious is]]'' [[CaptainObvious technically a Christian holiday]], and not everyone follows Christianity and celebrates Christmas. 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 is [[Captain Obvios [[CaptainObvious is traditionally associated with Christmas, which]]] ''[[CaptainObvious is]]'' [[CaptainObvious Christmas]], and while Christmas has become very non-secular in recent decades, it's still technically a Christian holiday]], holiday--[[CaptainObvious and not everyone follows Christianity and celebrates Christmas.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.
20th Sep '15 12:40:29 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In some cases, the exchange itself is still the same but with a different name, like "Holiday Helper," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus is traditionally associated with Christmas, [[CaptainObvious which is a Christian holiday]], and not everyone follows Christianity and celebrates Christmas. 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," Helper" or "White Elephant," to be more respectful to non-Christians, since SantaClaus is [[Captain Obvios traditionally associated with Christmas, which]]] ''[[CaptainObvious is]]'' [[CaptainObvious which is technically a Christian holiday]], and not everyone follows Christianity and celebrates Christmas. 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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