All the guests stand in a circle, with a wrapped gift (under a specific dollar amount.) The “Right Family Christmas” story is read, and each time the word “right” is read, each guest passes their gift to the right. Each time the word “left” is read, the gift is passed to the left. When the story is done, everyone has a gift!
The Right Family Christmas Story
Christmas was almost here and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas baking. Father RIGHT, Susie RIGHT, and
Billy RIGHT returned from their last minute Christmas errands.
“There’s not much LEFT to be done,” said Father RIGHT as he came into the kitchen.
“Did you leave the basket of food at church?” asked Mother RIGHT.
“I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to,” said Billy RIGHT. “I don’t have any money LEFT.”
The hall telephone rang, and Susie RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed back and told the family, “Aunt Tillie
RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on Grandma RIGHT’s porch. I’ll go over there RIGHT now and get it,” she
said as she LEFT in a rush.
Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the time Susie RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had begun trimming the tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they finished
the decorating. Then they LEFT all the presents arranged under the tree and went to bed, hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family.
Now I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself, because that’s all that’s LEFT of our story, except to wish you a Merry Christmas, isn’t that RIGHT?