Patt Morrison for December 26, 2011

Best and worst Christmas gifts…and what to do about them

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Was it a Snuggie? A Chia pet? A monogrammed pink bunny suit? On the day after Christmas, what’s the etiquette of returning gifts, and of everything post-Christmas? Can you re-gift it? A recent Canadian poll found that 75 percent of people may hold on to their unwanted holiday gifts this season, even though the idea of re-gifting polls as being increasingly acceptable. What's causing us to hold on? For most, it's feelings of guilt or shame in hurting the gift-er's feelings. Advice goddess Amy Alkon joins Patt to answer all your questions, big and small, about holiday gift etiquette.

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Guests:

Kevin Ferguson, reporter and producer, KPCC's Off-Ramp

Amy Alkon, advice columnist, author, “I See Rude People: One woman’s battle to beat some manners into impolite society”


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