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Christmas traditions - Secret friend or Secret Santa?

A very poplular tradition in most countries is the anonymous exchange of gifts usually among friends or classmates or big families. This practice has many names around the world, and these names refer to the person who gives the gift.

Here are some names for this practice from around the world

US, Canada and Great Britain: Secret Santa

Southern Pennsylvania, USA: Pollyanna

Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines - Kris Kringle

In Germany - Christkindl
In Brazil - Amigo Secreto or Amigo Oculto
In Spain - Amigo Invisible

Now tell us:
Do you like (a) giving gifts or (b) receiving gifts?

If your answer is (a), what kind of gift do you like to give? If your answer is (b), what do you think is the true message of Christmas?