It's always fun to play Santa Claus, but it's really fun to do it unexpectedly.
I was offered the opportunity, as Nintendo Ambassador, to take a Wii along to a holiday party, set it up, and leave it there. I thought that sounded like fun, but when I got to the party, the TV set turned out to be out of commission. So, instead I set up the multi-colored disco ball and sleuthed around the party, sidling up to people and engaging them in conversation about the Wii. Apparently, everyone in the suburbs has one, because the person who forlornly told me that she didn't have one, but wanted one, lives in the city. So, I took her by the hand and played Ed McMahon. Shrieking ensued. I think it's gone to a good home.
Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Brand Enthusiast. They sent me the Wii system (which included Wii Sports Resort) for me to give away. They also sent me the above-mentioned disco ball, along with a copy of Wii Party - both of which are a huge hit with the seven year old. I received no compensation for this post. I have to say, though, that it was awfully fun to be able to give the Wii system away rather randomly and out of the blue!