The Christmas Debate: Does Santa Wrap His Gifts?

Tensions will typically run high when your doing your Christmas shopping on December 22 @ Target with an hour and a half time limit but that, my friends, is a post for another time. Though it was the reason for such a heated debate between me and Hubs today!

We were heading to the checkout lines when we realized that we forgot to grab more wrapping paper. We already had a few of those half height sized rolls but we had a cart full of gifts and would definitely need some taller paper. There were 2 options that didn't require us to fight the insane crowd and get lost in the middle of the store- single, tall rolls and a 3 pack of tall rolls. Based on what I though would need to be wrapped I figured a single, tall roll with what we already had would do us plenty.

Hubby disagreed. We needed the 3 pack.

WTF do we need all that paper for?!?

According to my dear, sweet Hubby ALL of the Christmas gifts would require wrapping. Even the ones from dear old Saint Nick. Huh?

My Santa doesn't wrap gifts! He busts his hump for weeks making the same exact gifts you can buy at Target for all the good little boys and girls across the world-why in the name of Kris Kringle would he cover up all his hard work with wrapping paper? And find the time to do it? Besides, how are you supposed to know what gifts are from Santa and what gifts are from Mommy and Daddy?
ALL the gifts are from Santa and ALL the gifts get wrapped. According to DH anyway! That's how his family always did Christmas, not surprisingly, but totally different from mine! This sparked a huge debate in my house!

One that continues now as we sit on the couch because we just realized now that we forgot to buy tape!

Another downfall to the shopping strategy I guess.

What about you and your family? What's the deal when it comes to Santa's gifts? Wrapped or unwrapped?


  1. The blog looks great! I hope you have more regular internet access now. Our Santa presents were sometimes wrapped but the labels said from Santa. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!! Love you, Miss you.

  2. All gifts get wrapped. Santa just has different paper! I've actually never heard of unwrapped gifts!

  3. Santa does not wrap his gifts at my house!

    He also doesn't bring the biggest and best gift.

    Those special gifts are wrapped with huge bows and have a tag that say "Love Mommy and Daddy!"

    No need for some fat old guy to get all the credit! Merry Christmas!

  4. Okay. Of course Santa wraps the effing presents. How else would you know who they belong to? All the fun is in opening the presents. It's so sad that so many people are agreeing not to wrap them.
    - Brandon Marcus

    Brandon is a dumbass. No, he doesn't wrap the effing presents. He takes the time to unbox and open each one, tediously set up to a perfect fully operable scene. The toys are ready to go without the 5 am wake up call to help put in batteries, open stupid packaging and clean up wrapping paper.
    <3 Katie

  5. @Anonymous

    Well Brandon I guess if there's more than one kid in the house, Santa has the mind to put the gifts in seperate piles!! As for opening presents, which IS the fun part, that's why presents from friends and family get wrapped!


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