secret santa

  • Merry Christmaths: The Statistics Of Secret Santa

    Last Christmas, my family gathered to organise our Kris Kringle. My sister drew her husband, but they were already buying presents for each other, so we decided to draw again. No one in my family (except me) is particularly interested in mathematics or statistics, but my brother fatefully asked:

  • Secret Santa Saved My Family Gift Exchange

    Secret Santa Saved My Family Gift Exchange

    My family isn’t great at gift exchanges. We tend to buy gifts too late (“Merry Christmas, here’s a print-out of what you’ll get in January!”) or misjudge each other’s tastes. We have trouble matching our budgets – do I need to drop as much money on a cousin’s new boyfriend as I do on my…