Two Christmas gift exchange poem ideas that can make a Christmas gift exchange just a little more fun! Simply read the poem, pass your gifts left and right when the words are read, and laugh along the way.
With all of my other gift exchange games, I’ve had a ton of people email me and ask for a printable left right Christmas gift exchange poem. I’ve only ever played the game two or three times so never wrote my own poem up until now.
But it’s a super fun game, so I thought it was time! And you know I like to rhyme, or you should if you’ve ever seen any of my scavenger hunt ideas!
I’ve created two left right inspired by two of my favorite things – movies and Disney! One is more for adults (Sarah meets Mr. Right) and the other is more kid-friendly following the story of Mickey and his buddies.
What is a Left Right Gift Exchange?
The right left Christmas gift exchange is one I’ve seen played at numerous parties, and I hear about pretty much every single year. It’s simple and a great way to pass gifts around in a funny way.
How Do You Play the Right Left Christmas Game?
The game really just consists of everyone bringing a wrapped gift, everyone sitting in a circle, and everyone passing gifts left or right when someone reads the words “left” or “right” (or write) in a poem.
The poems or stories are specifically written with lots of rights and lefts like this one.
Then at the end of the poem everyone opens the gift that they have in their hands.
If you want something that’s a little less luck of the pass, try my gift exchange card game!
It can be pretty hilarious to watch, especially if the person reads the story fairly quickly and there are a lot of lefts and rights in the story! And when I say story, it can be a story or a poem or really whatever. I chose to do a poem because well I like to rhyme!
If you like rhyming games, make sure to check out my pass the present game too!
Two Left Right Christmas Gift Exchange Poems
Both of these poems follow the same pattern – a story that says the words left and right a lot. The first one is more adult-friendly since it follows a woman throughout her day meeting Mr. Right.
The second is definitely the more kid-friendly as it follows Mickey Mouse and his friends as they shop for Christmas presents.
Either works for any size group and any age, just choose whatever makes the most sense for you.
The Day Sarah Met Mr. Right
This Christmas gift exchange poem is inspired by all of those awesome Hallmark movies where the girl meets Mr. Right. After watching all sorts of movies the past week, this story just kind of wrote itself!
Here’s a little sneak peek!
Mickey Picks the Perfect Present
The second game is a story about Mickey Mouse and trying to pick out the perfect gifts for his friends. If you like Disney, or you’re playing with mostly kids, this is the left right story for you!
Notice I said story – unlike the one above, this one is a story rather than a poem. Still played the same way, it just won’t rhyme.
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