Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)
For the third straight year, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken is playing elf and organized a "Secret Santa" gift exchange for senators to share some holiday cheer.
This year, 65 senators -- 42 Democrats and 23 Republicans -- signed up.agreed to take part and will exchange their gifts tomorrow evening after the day's votes.
Based on past years, the gifts often reflect home state favorite foods or sports team memorabilia. They set a price limit of $15 and draw names anonymously so the senators won't know the pairings until tomorrow evening.
Here's last year's write up with pictures.
First published December 16 2013, 12:58 PM