The members of the Old Tools List hold a “Secret Santa” gift exchange every year. Being galoots, they have fashioned the non-denominational name “Galootaclaus” to represent both the name of the annual event and the name of one’s secret gift- giver. The other guy you may have heard of, the “Elf Wrangler,” is the Old Tools List member who organizes the event, keeps tabs on its participants, and who operates this web site. This web site is thus used to register each year’s participants, and to permit them to display photos of the gifts they have received.

The gift exchange event is open to Old Tools List members worldwide. As long as the list members know who you are (by virtue of your past participation in list discussions) then you are invited to play. Everyone who plays will receive a gift and is obliged to send one.