We had our Mother-Daughter Book Club holiday party last night, which was loads of fun. Each family brought a read-aloud book and a wrapped pair of fun socks. After reading several of the Christmas picture books--Sis had me perform Cajun Night Before Christmas in my best Cajun accent--the girls exchanged the socks by playing a special game. They sat in a circle while the host read an adapted Twas the Night Before Christmas with the words "left" and "right" included, directing the girls to pass their wrapped socks either way. By the end, they all had a different pair of socks. Sis got the pink ones, above, having brought the long red-striped ones to her right. Then they ate cookies and hot chocolate. It was a sweet night, simple but fun.
Here's the amended story, in case you need it for a gift exchange. Cute idea.