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Bill Gates Gave Out Some Pretty Wacky Secret Santa Gifts - For A Good Cause, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact

When Bill Gates is your Secret Santa, you’ll pretty much get everything on your wish list and more, besides that iPad, of course. The Microsoft c...

Santa Claus Look-A-Like Helps The Big Guy Out By Handing Out $100 Bills

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

Santa Claus has departed the North Pole a bit early this year. Several fast food chains in Hyannis, Massachusetts have reported getting special vis...

Alison Spiegel

We Call Them... Secret Santa Cookies

HuffingtonPost.com | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Taste

The cookie is INSIDE the other cookie. Surprise!

Layaway Angels Share the Wealth

Amy Wilks | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Amy Wilks

As millions of families find themselves struggling this year to offer gifts to their loved ones, one thing is clear: The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in numerous communities throughout the United States.

Police Officers Pull Over Drivers In Need, Hand Out $100,000 From 'Secret Santa'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

In Kansas City, flashing red and blue lights had drivers seeing green earlier this month, after an anonymous wealthy benefactor enlisted sheriff's dep...

Haunted Forever by Secret Santa Sex Toys

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

For last year's festivities, I decided to be a little outrageous so I purchased a variety of items online from a dubious establishment called Bud's Discount Sex Emporium. It seemed like a funny idea at the time but it turned out to be a... um... huge boner, although most of my co-workers found them hilarious.

The One Secret Santa Gift That Can Never Backfire

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.12.2014 | Comedy

If you're someone's Secret Santa this holiday season and you have no idea what to buy them, these thoughtful gifts will definitely get everyone into t...

How Not to Go Broke This Holiday Season

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Jacqueline Gualtieri

The holiday season is hard on everyone, but the best suggestion I can give is to remember that the gifts are not the important part. The final gift that you can really give, and for some it costs nothing, for others a lot, is to try to find a way to be there for the holidays.

11 Santa Spoilers in Movies and Books

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Save yourself a little angst by keeping these books and movies out of your holiday media rotation until you're ready to have The Talk about Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

Mystery Secret Santa Handing Out $100 Bills Makes The Season Bright!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact

A generous Santa Claus stationed in Missouri will share just about everything about his mission – except for his identity. Since 2007, an anonym...

WATCH: Secret Santa Surprises Local Family At Walmart

Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

In Altoona, Iowa, Christmas came early for one local family. Ruby Modlin was at a local Walmart with her family shopping for some holiday grocerie...

LOOK: The Most Incredible Holiday Giving Stories This Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact

For the many people who faced unspeakable tragedy and hardship this year, the season of giving takes on an entirely new meaning. As families across...

Secret Santas Are The Worst

Posted 12.21.2012 | Comedy

Sketch group Harvard Sailing Team seems to be finding a niche with seasonal videos featuring miserable people having a bad time together. In November...

Woman Pays For Cops' Cart Of Toys For Poor Kids

Posted 12.20.2012 | Impact

Santa isn't just wriggling his way down chimneys to bring Christmas joy this year. On Wednesday, Melissa York of Fairburn, Ga., assumed the role o...

She Was Shocked By Santa's Early Surprise

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money

Christmas is still about a week away, but for many Americans, Santa has already come to town. This holiday season, anonymous donors across the coun...

WATCH: Woman Receives Best Secret Santa Present Ever

Posted 12.11.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Bassey Ikpe came on HuffPost Live Friday to tell her story about the greatest secret Santa gift she ever received; $500 a month for three years. ...

'Secret Santa' Doles Out $100 Bills To Hard-Hit Sandy Victims

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK — A wealthy Missouri man posing as "Secret Santa" stunned New Yorkers on Thursday, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had ...

Retired Teacher Fills Warehouse With Gifts For Needy Kids

Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact

Mary Sauter doesn’t make much money. But whatever funds the retired schoolteacher scrapes together, she spends on enough gifts for kids in need to f...

Reddit Sets A Guinness World Record

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.16.2012 | Technology

Add it to their growing list of achievements and uplifting stories. The Reddit community, well known to work together on large-scale projects, many...

Anonymous Las Vegas Casino Owner Makes Incredible Donation

AP | Posted 08.24.2012 | Impact

LAS VEGAS -- An anonymous Las Vegas casino owner has struck again - this time with a $1 million donation to help needy people. The cards were deliv...

Mystery 'Pie Fairy' Calls It Quits

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Secret Santa has told an Ohio man not to expect any more pecan pies, which arrived mysteriously for 35 years. Willis Welch s...

Join The Secret Santa Movement

Toan Lam | Posted 02.25.2012 | Impact
Toan Lam

If you're feeling down this holiday season, here's a surefire pick-me-up to lift your spirits. Just Google "Secret Santa Kmart" and see the brimming n...

Secret Santas Spreading Holiday Cheer Throughout Colorado

Posted 12.23.2011 | Denver

The generous wake of so-called "Secret Santas," anonymous individuals that pay off bills, pay down layaway accounts or give out money to complete stra...

SLIDESHOW: Top Stories Of Huge Anonymous Holiday Donations

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

It's not just office parties and weekend gatherings where you'll find Secret Santas these days. Across the country, anonymous donors are going beyo...