Who knew a holiday gift exchange could be fun and painful at the same time?
Al, Savannah, Matt and Natalie grabbed a seat Friday morning to give each other presents in a Yankee swap. The anchors had a $25 limit to work with, and their picks (particularly Savannah’s) offered big surprises.
Al opened first, revealing a bottle of wine and a cover to keep it cold.
Savannah went next, unfolding a blanket complete with the anchors’ faces on it.
Matt enthusiastically reached next, not realizing that Savannah had wrapped a cactus in tissue paper. (Note to gift wrappers: Do not wrap a cactus without adding a festive WARNING label.)
After Natalie opened a scratch box and notebook, the anchors picked which of the gifts they wanted most. Al got his wine cooler and Twinkies back.
Fans immediately took to Twitter to react to the swap:
"I want the twinkies and a band-aid.." hahah @todayshow— Cate Grider (@catiegrider) December 14, 2012
Savannah, slightly unfazed by Matt’s pain, took the hazardous plant.
“A plant almost impossible to kill,” she said. “This is perfect for me.”
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