Given that the Come In Character community attracts a wide range of people and creatures – from atheists to vampires – it’s certainly possible that not everyone here celebrates Christmas, but with December 25th just a couple days away, it might be fun to play a little holiday game.
Some folks call it “Kris Kringle.” Other folks call it “Secret Santa.” But, ultimately, it amounts to the same thing: an anonymous gift exchange among friends and family.
Normally, each participant would be randomly assigned another member of the group – by, say, plucking a name from a hat – and then have to purchase a gift for the chosen person (with a label that indicates the recipient's name and just “K.K.” or “Secret Santa” as the giver). It’s an exchange often practiced in offices, school classrooms, and large families – an inexpensive way for many people to give and receive a gift.
But, alas, we have no hat, so we’ll have to play this game a little differently.
To participate, you can do one of three things:
1. Offer hints as to what you’ve purchased and for whom – and see how long it takes someone to guess.
2. Use what you know about your fellow authors and characters to guess what they might purchase as a gift.
3. Feel free to swipe a gift from someone else, as long as you have a “Kris Kringle” gift of your own to offer in its place. (This is a good way to go if you're new to the site – hint, hint.)
Confused? Don’t worry – it’s all in good fun!
Just one last thing... In most “Kris Kringle” exchanges, there’s usually a monetary cap, but we’ll forget about that little detail for now. So, if you want to give someone a horse, for instance, go nuts. Let your imagination run wild – and let the gift-giving begin!