Discuss Christmas gift buying strategies besides the usual drawing of names at Thanksgiving. What else is out there to ease the burden of gift buying quantities when large families are involved. Strategies or systems that help define each member's gift buying mission for the season. This is desperately needed in my family but they always shy away from the stalwart of this sort of thing-- drawing names, so I'm looking for innovative ideas to present at Thanksgiving here soon. Not knowing who all is getting us stuff or making us stuff vs. who we should get stuff or make stuff for always seems to add unnecessary stress to the season. A clearly defined gift buying mission spec would make it soooooo much more enjoyable, relieving the awkward uncertainty.