Every Christmas Eve, my mom’s side of the family gets together for a Chinese gift exchange. Everyone brings a gag gift, and we spend hours ‘stealing’ the presents from each other. It’s a tradition that I look forward to every year because it’s the only time that my mom’s side of the family is together and we laugh the entire night. Plus, it’s not very often that I can give cardboard as an acceptable gift. One year, I filled an empty 60″ plasma screen TV box with shovels, sand, and gravel, then wrapped it up and gave it to my cousin. He felt guilty for receiving such an extravagant gift until he actually looked inside!