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Lucky Redditor Lands Secret Santa Bill Gates

Microsoft bazillionaire does not fail to impress her

(Newser) - Bill Gates might be one of the world's richest men, but he's also one of the world's best Secret Santas according to one grateful Reddit user named Aerrix who appears pretty excited after a "GIANT" package was delivered Friday from the Microsoft guru. For the past... More »

New Zealand 'Wins Christmas' With Nationwide Secret Santa

A warning: It involves 'light stalking'

(Newser) - Some 2,000 Kiwis will receive holiday gifts this year—from complete strangers. A New Zealand man came up with the idea for a nationwide Secret Santa exchange in 2010, in which Twitter users were assigned another user for whom they were to buy. New Zealand Post has taken the... More »

Merry Troopers Eschew Tickets, Hand Out $100 Bills

'Secret Santa' funds WVa. giveaway

(Newser) - Being pulled over by a state trooper and asked if you feel lucky might sound like the start of an unpleasant encounter but for 10 motorists in West Virginia, it really was their lucky day. Instead of a ticket, the drivers were handed a $100 bill as part of a... More »

Reddit User's Secret Santa: Bill Gates

He donates a cow on her behalf

(Newser) - You might end up with a great Secret Santa this year, but Reddit user Rachel will probably have you beat. Hers ended up being none other than Bill Gates in Reddit's online gift exchange program, reports Fast Company . She posted the news yesterday under her NY1227 handle, thanking Gates... More »

Secret Santas Wipe Away Strangers' Layaway Debts

Anonymous donors clearing accounts at Kmarts, Walmarts

(Newser) - A nice fad this holiday season: Secret Santas are going around to Kmarts and Walmarts and paying off the layaway accounts of random strangers. It's happening all over, including stores in Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, South Carolina, and Montana. The AP , NPR and Time round up examples of the... More »

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