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Subject: HF xmas secret santa??
Date Posted: 10/27/2010 12:19 AM ET
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might be too early to post but I was thinking I havent seen a post for this as of yet?  Have I missed it?  I have rreally really enjoyed the last couple of years participating in it.

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 5:41 AM ET
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Me too,  I have been thinking about this it was fun!  I got a great set of books from  YOU! angel

If we do this I am definitely in.



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 10/27/2010 6:43 AM ET
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I hope we do this again this year. It was a lot of fun shopping for my buddy.

Alice

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 7:05 AM ET
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This sounds like fun!  How does it work?

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 8:28 AM ET
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Vicki, Everybody that wanted to participate, put their name in and  Valli, randomly assigned who to send your gift to.

Bluebonnet got me,

I got Jeanne and so on

Then we gave a most wanted list off of our wish list, there was a 15 to 20 dollar limit (can't remember which).  If you sent other non book related goodies, to your buddy you have to remember not to send the gift media mail, because of the restriction.  It was fun and when you got your gift you got to open it and share your gift with the group.

 

Edit because I have Nyquil head!



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Date Posted: 10/27/2010 9:29 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/27/2010 3:18 PM ET
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I'd like to be in as well. 

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 5:44 PM ET
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I'm definitely in -- last year was so much fun!!

I nominate Valli to coordinate this because (1) she did such a nice job last year, and (2) she loves being boss! But if someone else wants to take a turn, I nominate him/her. And if no one else wants to take charge, I'm happy to do so.

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 6:43 PM ET
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And Jeanne got me, and I got Mimi, and so on and so on and so on.  Yes, it was fun!  I believe Valli had to jump through a lot of hoops and promise her first born (whom she probably would gladly part with some days as I believe he's a teenager!) to the powers-that-be here in order for us to do it.  If she can get us up and running again, I'll participate for sure.  It was a nice way to get to know people around here through their posts for the exchange.   I did feel kinda' bad for Valli, though, as she didn't get to participate. 

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 8:48 PM ET
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I'll take care of Valli this year if she wants to do it again!!!wink I know that means it won't be a secret for her, but then, she won't be left out either!!

Whadda ya say Valli????



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Date Posted: 10/27/2010 9:28 PM ET
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I'm definitely in.

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 9:50 AM ET
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Oh, Deb knows me too well, but as much as I really do LOVE to be the boss, I'm going to let someone else enjoy the fun of being Santa Claus this year. I have really enjoyed putting this together for the past 2 years; seriously, I really, really do like being the boss, and I also really, really love being the only one who knows who has whose name, lol. It's fun! Plus, I'm planning to be away from home for a few weeks in December, so I won't be able to play this time.

The PBS Team was really cool about this last year. I started all this without asking permission from the team BEFORE posting about it here and I shouldn't have done that.  We need to ask permission because games are only supposed to be played in the games forum. Last year, the team agreed that we could do this because it was a once a year thing; actually, I was considering it as a holiday celebration among friends, not a game, but, I still should have known to ask permission before I ever started this because I am playing in someone else's sandbox. ;-)

Okay, let's be real. Honestly, I'm not totally sure if I'd be allowed to plan something like this now, so I think it would be best if someone else asked for permission. And, frankly, I just don't want to ask for permission.  I'm so sorry!

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 11:13 AM ET
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Perfectly understandable Valli. So, are we to know that you won't be around at Christmas so you won't be playing in this at all - if we even do it at all? If so, that's a bummer!frown

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 11:19 AM ET
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Valli, that will be sad if you don't even participate!

And Deb, let me help you out in the same way Vicky helped me out on the 2011 HF challenge:

In case you missed it in those tiny letters, Deb said:

And if no one else wants to take charge, I'm happy to do so.

I nominate Deb if Valli can't do it.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 10/28/2010 12:46 PM ET
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Deb, Deb Deb,  You will be a great organizer of our holiday exchange.

Alice

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 12:48 PM ET
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2 for Deb!

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 4:45 PM ET
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I'm in for this year, and looking forward to it!

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 5:39 PM ET
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I vote for Deb, too!

I am definitely going to play if I am home. We're trying to get a big family trip to Houston together for Christmas and if we do, I'm going to spend a few weeks before Christmas there.

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 8:33 PM ET
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I vote for Deb!  The only person I am voting for that I am sure of this yearcheeky

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 10:07 PM ET
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I'm in too and count me as another vote for Deb smiley

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 11:11 PM ET
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I'm in--this will be my 3rd!  My Santa last year (Santa Genie) treated me very very well :)

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 12:14 AM ET
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Wow -- I'm humbled and honored by your votes -- or is it just that no one else was on the ballot? Regardless, I am happy to coordinate the HF Holiday Swap. Following Valli's sage advice, I have asked permission from TPTB. Assuming that the forum's reputation for housing rebels, mavericks, and troublemakers doesn't preclude TPTB's approval, I hope to have sign-ups within the next 10 days. So, be on the look-out for the 2010 Holiday Fun thread! (And thank you to Blubonnet for getting us going!)

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 7:23 AM ET
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I'm late to this party but I'm in and I'm voting for Deb (who has already given her acceptance speech...but I vote anyway!)

You'll do a great job, Deb!

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 8:03 AM ET
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You most likely figured that I was in too Deb, but I'm torn b/c the organizer of this thing is usually left out. Why not make me your "not so secret Santa"?

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 8:14 AM ET
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Or we could each send a couple of dollars (paypal donation?) to somebody for Deb's.  It would be our way to collectively thank her for organizing the Secret Santa! Not a required donation of course.  Just whoever wanted to,  Then Deb would not know who contributed and who didn't and it would still be a secret for her!



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