Of Mice and Melephants

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White Elephant Gift parties are so hilarious.  I’m in a book club, and because December is always so busy, the time we have for reading seems to be limited to recipe books, instructions written in Chinese for toy assembly, and Chinese language books.  Our leisurely reading time is all eaten up.  So, this year, we decided that we’d all watch a Christmas movie on our own time, and come together for a dinner party and a white elephant gift exchange.  Fortunately I escaped the portable toilet, the “Nana Saver” (a type of banana clip (not the kind you wear), cement leak sealer, Jacob/Edward towels, a floor tile inscribed with, “All things come back to ‘Twilight’,” and a meal pack designed by Buddy the Elf.  I ended up with an ABC Family Original Christmas movie called “Holiday in Handcuffs” starring Mario Lopez.  I kept it out of a twisted kind of morbid curiosity, and I will pass it on to another victim right after I’ve watched it.

As for our gift donations, Chris has a million odd computer items lurking about the house.  One of which was an old computer mouse which I thought was lacking just a little in personality and added a few bits and bobs for tonight’s presentation.  The guy who got it, I’m sure, will think it a treasure, or at least his daughters will.

Comments

Jayne said…
The Nana Savers are actually quite useful for a certain demographic. (Christi gave one to my dad since he's always only wanting half a banana.)
Rebecca said…
So creative and that gift is actually funny! But I hate those parties!
pussreboots said…
My kids and I think your gift is adorable and like Rebecca said, very creative!
Natalie said…
I think your mouse is the best white elephant gift I've ever seen. You have my ultimate esteem as a creative diva! I'm sure the movie was a real gem, too. :)
Brenny said…
Um, so, I saw 'Holiday in Handcuffs' last year and liked it so much I recorded it again this year and made my 16-year-old watch it. She liked it so much she watched it three times and then made my husband watch it. I'm not saying it is the best, but highly entertaining...

Loved the White Elephant ideas!
MysteryWoman said…
I think that is about the cutest thing that I've ever seen! You should sell those mice for a living :) I'm jealous of your creative edge!
Melissa said…
Thanks for the ideas! We are headed to a white elephant gift party this Saturday and you gave me some good ideas!
Deanne said…
I'm never good at coming up with White Elephant gifts. If I find myself needing one, now I can just come back to your blog for ideas. I love the mouse you made. And now I need to go check out Holiday in Handcuffs after Brynn's recommendation. Always been a fan of Mario Lopez ever since Saved By the Bell. =)

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