The left-right Christmas Game is a popular game to play during Christmas. It is a present exchange game you do with your friends or family. The rules of the game are quite simple. First, everyone who participates should come with a present. They will sit in a circle. One person should act as a host and read a story. Every time the word "left" is read, the participants should hand the present to the person on their left. Every time the word "right" is read, the participants move the present to the person on their right. At the end of the story, everyone ended up with a surprise present from a random participant in the game. You can change the game to fit your own situation and occasion and you can change it into another name with the rules followed. For example, you can change it into an "Apple and Pie Game", "Sweet and Candy Game", etc. You can even come up with your own story to make the game fit your needs.
You can write a story for a left-right game however you want. There is no exact rule on how the story should read. The only thing that has to exist in the story is the keywords which in this case, the word left and right. And you need to make sure that the story contains enough of the keywords to make the game work. You may want to check if the amount of the keywords are able to make the presents move enough so the participant won't end up going home with their own present.
Passing the gift game is another form of the left-right game. The rules of the game are similar. Participants sitting in a circle. A person reads a poem or story. The participants should pay attention to a verbal cue. In the left-right game, they are the word left and right, but for the gift game, you can make your own rules and set your own keywords. Every time they hear the keywords, they pass the gift to the left or their right. Once the poem or story ends, everyone keeps the gift in their hand. Passing the gift game is a great way to exchange presents, spend time together, and have fun.