WHY IS IT CALLED DIRTY SANTA ANYWAY?
Gift exchanges played in the south are generally called Dirty Santa. Why do they call it Dirty Santa, you ask? What?!? Ewww! NO! Get your mind out of the gutter! It’s called Dirty Santa because of all the stealing!
You see, folks in the south seem like laid back, front porch sittin’, sweet tea drinkin’ precious little sweethearts. But they do get riled up about a few things: namely football, hunting, and holiday gift exchanges. It’s true. If you have never witnessed Grandpa pry a spa kit out of your cousin Kelly’s arms only to watch her end up with a leopard skinned steering wheel cover then you are probably not having as much fun as we are. Likely you’re playing a more benign version like White Elephant or Yankee Swap (we sell those too, by the way).
Unlike other gift exchanges where the point is to bring a funny or useless gift, Dirty Santa gifts tend to be a mix of gifts that are pretty awesome and pretty not awesome. The awesome gifts get stolen faster than cheese pizza slices at the McAllister house. And the not awesome gifts collect dust along with the hopes and dreams of those who opened them.
If you think this sounds stressful, you should proceed to our White Elephant product. But if you’re like us and your family’s love language is competition, then go ahead and add this to your cart right now.