~ Kris Kringles ~

23 December 2003

this is what i got for the Kris Kringles in the office: a box of chocolate and the hat. i’ll be wearing the hat all day today.


Kris Kringles is the same as Secret Santa, which is a gift exchange activity. write all your co-workers’ names in small pieces of papers, put it in a hat. ask each of them to pull one piece of paper from the hat, and buy a gift for the person whose name written on the paper you pulled.

by the way, does anyone know why people in Melbourne call it Kris Kringles rather than a Secret Santa?

~ comment (6) ~

Bunny, bunny, bunny!!!

umar | 23 December 2003 - 07:59 | reply

hey we have the same tradition @ work. We draw names and we exchange gifts.gag gift that is. it has to be hand made. and it’s supposed to make fun of the other person too.

noel | 24 December 2003 - 02:31 | reply

hand made? wow, that’s cool! wait, did you get your barong (or was it rangda?) construction hat from the secret santa?

thalia | 24 December 2003 - 10:12 | reply

yes, u r right! I did get that from my secret santa :). And u know, I can’t even tell if it’s barong or rangda. Shame on me :P

noel | 10 January 2004 - 01:49 | reply

The Pensylvanian Dutch who first introduced the concept of “Santa Claus” to the US called him Kris Kringle….

ninda | 10 January 2004 - 06:02 | reply

oh, so that’s where the name came from… thanks :)

thalia | 11 January 2004 - 07:52 | reply