Be a Part of the Secret Santa Fun

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!Last year, 42 people exchanged gifts in the Irish Fireside Secret Santa. It was a fun (and not-so-secret) way for people around the US (and a few international locations) to spread a little Irish holiday cheer. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Fill out the sign up form below by Friday, December 10th.
  2. We’ll send you the name, address and email of your Secret Santa recipient on Saturday, December 11th.
  3. Make, buy or contrive some sort of gift valued at about $10 (US). We embrace creativity and encourage an Irish theme, but ultimately, everyone is left to their own devices.
  4. Ship your gift with a personal note by Saturday, December 18th (we encourage you to include your email and/or mailing address – this is not intended to be entirely secret)
  5. Wait by the mailbox for a gift from your Secret Santa.
  6. Once your gift arrives, send your Secret Santa a thank you note.
  7. Then, send us a report of your gift… we’ll publish them on the blog (here’s a few from last year).

If you have questions, email

Secret Santa Sign Up Is Now Closed

Important Dates:

  • Secret Santa Sign Up – Today thru Friday, Dec 10th
  • Secret Santa Name Exchange Day – Saturday, Dec 11th
  • Shipping Days – Saturday, Dec 11th thru Saturday, Dec 18th (you only need to send your gift once)
  • Shipping Deadline – Saturday, Dec 18th – the last day to ship your gift
  • Deadbeat Secret Santa Report – Sunday, Dec 26th – Yep, it happens, sometimes people DON’T fulfill their duties as a Secret Santa… oh the shame!!! We do our best to pick up the slack, but PLEASE DON’T BE A DEADBEAT SECRET SANTA.

By signing up, you give us permission to share your contact information with your Secret Santa (and possibly your Secret Santa recipient)… we don’t share your information with anyone else.

Photo credit: Jose Maria Cuellar

Author: Corey

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  1. Yay I signed up for Secret Santa (last year was fun)and I donated to Passports with a purpose. Thanks for offering so much fun stuff for us every year and thanks for a great podcast! Love you guys!

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  2. I participated in Secret Santa last year and loved it. I am definitely doing it this year. Thank you so much Cory and Liam for going to all the trouble to do this for us!

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  3. Sounds like fun! I think it went very well last year. Glad to see it continue..

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  4. Just signed up. Last year was a bit of Christmas magic with the gift I received. Not to put pressure on anyone this year.

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  5. I did this last year and it was so fun. I’ve been looking forward to this year’s, so I’m glad it’s back!

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  6. Looking forward to it again! Thanks for your work in making it happen!

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  7. Last year was great, thank you for having it again this year.

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  8. I received my Secret Santa gift today, and I love it!! My secret Santa (Kerry) sent me two CDs of Irish music. I can’t wait to listen to them both, since I love Irish music. One of them is Irish Immigrants’ songs, which is particulary meaningful to me since my great-grandparents were irish immigrants to the US. This was all great fun, I can;t wait to do it again nexst year. What a great way to connect all us Celt-o-philes!

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  9. I received my secret Santa gift today. It was great, a book Just The Way It Was. I can’t wait to read it after the Holidays. Thank you Bill 🙂

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