Minnesota’s Jewish Santa Organizes Senate Gift Exchange

A Jewish Minnesota senator is leading a U.S. Senate Christmas “secret Santa” gift exchange, the Washington Post reports.

Al Franken, D-Minn., and Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., are credited with organizing the effort in “an effort to inspire collegiality.”

It is the Senate first mystery-gift exchange. While the idea was for Democrats to give gifts to Republicans and vice versa, 21 Republicans and 37 Democrats have signed up.

“Otherwise, it works more or less like your own office’s Secret Santa: $10 limit, gifts to be exchanged at an egg-noggy party in mid-December,” the Post reported.