Each year around this time since 2010, we've spotlighted the top White Elephant gifts as chosen by the folks at ARC Thrift Stores. And this year, the five selections, pictured below, contain a twist for yours truly.
Turns out I already own an item just like the number-one choice and consider it to be a treasure that transcends the White Elephant concept.
Those of you attending a White Elephant gathering during the 2017 holiday season will be hard-pressed to find anything better. But looking at the weird and wonderful collections assembled by ARC stores throughout the metro area (most of which offer half-price Saturdays) will be mighty entertaining anyhow.
Continue to count down the five winners below, featuring ARC commentary.
Number 5: "Silverware Necklace: We Are ready for Xmas Dinner at Grandma’s House."
Number 4: "OK Hand: We believe you, Mr. President!"
Number 3: "V8 Sweater: You could have had a V8…sweater!"
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Number 2: "Sub Sandwich Sweater: A sandwich never looked so good!"
Number 1: "James Brown: Serenade a Friend With This Feel Good Gift" (Note: The Hardest Working Plastic Figure in Show Business dances and moves its jaw as the real JB's voice shouts and screams "I Feel Good.")