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Nov 17, 2022 6:24 PM
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All gifts should have arrived now! If you didn't receive your gift or there is a major problem, please let us know on Discord or send your elf a PM. Thank you for your patience and we'll see y'all in about a week~


Event #1: Personalized Anime Recommendations
Event #2: Personalized Manga Recommendations
Request an anime/manga rec (based on certain criteria) and gift a personalized rec to another user!

Event #3: Personalized MAL Images
Request a custom-made/shopped image to use on MAL (profile picture, forum signature, etc.)
and gift a personalized MAL image to another user!



2022 Profile Badges
For good Santas who follow elf directions and send their gifts on time,
we'll be offering a special ornament badge for your profile!




Note: You only need to sign up for one gift exchange event.


Important Dates
Sign-Up Deadline: Sunday, Dec 4
Confirmations by: Tuesday, Dec 6
Santas Receive Names: Sunday, Dec 11-ish
Gift Deadline: Sunday, Dec 18 Monday, Dec 19
Present Opening: Dec 24 ~ Dec 26 Dec 31
Secret Santa Reveal: Dec 31 ~ Jan 2 Jan 6~8



Sign-Up Here
#1: Anime Recommendations
#2: Manga Recommendations
#3: Images

These threads also contain more details about how the event works!


 
Santa's Workshop Needs Elves

A few of our elves are otherwise occupied (too much glühwein...) and we need volunteers to help:

 ❅ verify matches so each Santa has something to recommend (must know many anime)
 ❅ quality check gifts to be sure the Santa followed directions (manual inspection)
 ❅ send an ungodly number of event PMs (copy paste baby)
 ❅ write elf notes for naughty Santas who didn't explain their gifts properly (tsk tsk)
 ❅ make last-minute backup gifts for very naughty Santas (it ain't Christmas til it's done)

Only serious volunteers who know many anime and have a lot of free time to help!
To volunteer, please say so in this thread and join MAL's Discord server.
 



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KinetaDec 31, 2022 7:01 PM
Nov 20, 2022 12:24 AM
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That penguin badge is so cute!! I am looking forward to this year's secret santa!
Delivery >> Thank you to my SS: -koolkid for my Forum set :D
Nov 20, 2022 2:52 AM
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I would like to help as an Elf
AWCC is the best
Nov 20, 2022 3:27 AM
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Lets go
Nov 20, 2022 4:36 AM
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woohooo it's time!


the Image Edition has 2021 on the title, instead of 2022
SheyCroixNov 20, 2022 4:45 AM


HiScoreLoScoreHiScore (esp)

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Nov 20, 2022 7:07 AM
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Nice....!





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♚Collection
♚Anime List
♚Manga list

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Nov 20, 2022 8:30 AM
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It looks interesting!
Nov 20, 2022 9:46 AM
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I would like to volunteer as an elf!
Every day you can read a book or watch some anime is a good day!
Nov 20, 2022 11:00 AM

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I would like to volunteer as a manga elf!
Nov 20, 2022 12:34 PM

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I'd like to volunteer as an elf

“Sometimes living can be hard! But it’s only because we’re alive that we can make each other laugh, cry, and be happy!”
Nov 20, 2022 5:20 PM
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I would like to volunteer as an elf!
Nov 20, 2022 9:10 PM
Icarus Falls

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volunteering to be an elf!
(esp for back-up gifts!)

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Nov 20, 2022 10:36 PM

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Cool, this is going to be my first time joining this Christmas event. =) Hoping to get a good anime rec out of this.
Nov 20, 2022 11:35 PM
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I'm so excited :D
Nov 20, 2022 11:56 PM

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The most fun event of the year is here!
Looking forward to making (and receiving) some great gifts againt this year, and getting to know some new people!
Nov 21, 2022 4:52 AM

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Welp if you need the extra anime elf hands, that would be simple enough for me to do (open for elfdom)

I do like spreading the Christmas spirit
Twintail_DaemonNov 21, 2022 4:19 PM
2022 MALoween

Main Candy:
Bonus Candy: Toilet, Idol, Van Ghost, Festival, Mangaka x2, Logic Gate x2, Odds/Ends, Staircase x2
Nov 21, 2022 5:50 AM
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I know I said the last one was hard with my schedule, but let's give it a go again! :D
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🎵 Hatsune Miku
Thought the rest of what I say isn’t anything special,
I wouldn’t say it to anyone but you.
Nov 21, 2022 6:07 AM

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Excited.


And I just wanted you to know
That this is me trying
(And maybe I don't quite know what to say)
I just wanted you to know
That this is me trying
At least I'm trying
Nov 21, 2022 12:01 PM

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I can help as an elf if you still need people.
Nov 21, 2022 12:49 PM

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YayakoChii said:
I would like to help as an Elf


Is there any reason why I didnt get any reply to this while others did? :(
AWCC is the best
Nov 21, 2022 1:40 PM
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I wanna an Elf bt I haven't got any Elf's Cap!! I hope u guyz cn help me for be an Elf....
Nov 21, 2022 4:16 PM

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@YayakoChii I imagine it's just a matter of being patient and seeing how things turn out, I'm sure you're not the only one
2022 MALoween

Main Candy:
Bonus Candy: Toilet, Idol, Van Ghost, Festival, Mangaka x2, Logic Gate x2, Odds/Ends, Staircase x2
Nov 21, 2022 5:27 PM

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I'd like to volunteer as an elf
Nov 22, 2022 2:28 AM

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Well, let's see.

Nov 22, 2022 5:03 AM
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Hi, I would like to participate as an elf for the Anime recommendations Secret Santa.
Nov 22, 2022 8:53 AM

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yeeeey I love Secret Santa Event <3
Nov 22, 2022 12:49 PM

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I'd like to volunteer as elf.
Maloween 2020 candies

Main candies:

Nov 23, 2022 5:11 AM
Calendar Girl

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I'd love to volunteer as an elf! Love this event <3
Nov 23, 2022 6:59 AM
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lost in montana~

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Finally that time of the year again :D, I always look forward to this event
Nov 23, 2022 8:08 PM
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Great, let's go and see...
Nov 24, 2022 1:28 AM

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This is the first time i'm seeing the event but i'd like to join in:)
Nov 24, 2022 4:16 PM

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I would like to help as an Elf
Nov 24, 2022 4:21 PM

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Brasil não foi Hexa... :c
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Nov 24, 2022 4:47 PM

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SECRET SANTAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
Nov 24, 2022 5:15 PM
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How do I gift a personalized MAL image to another user and what even is that image?
Nov 24, 2022 6:27 PM

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ewiwiemie said:
How do I gift a personalized MAL image to another user and what even is that image?


sign-up in images event, the images are edits made by users for other users, they can be: Profile picture, About me, Profile set, or Forum set
Nov 24, 2022 8:13 PM

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Let’s glow
Nov 24, 2022 9:44 PM

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Question, When you mean that we have to send our gifts to your "elves" what do you mean and how and where will we do it?
Nov 24, 2022 11:14 PM

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Oh my gosh, that sounds like such an exciting event! Sign me up!
Nov 24, 2022 11:42 PM

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I skipped it last year. I'll take the badge this time
Nov 25, 2022 12:34 AM
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Hello everyone! I will volunteer this year to be an elf!
Nov 25, 2022 12:59 AM

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Last year was my first time participating and I think it was wonderful! This year I'll also join the Images event for the first time so I'm curious how that's going to work out for me haha
Nov 25, 2022 1:49 AM

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Let’s hope the ani rec I get this year is good ^.^ last years one was a bit disappointing

Also that penguin badge is soooo cute 🥰




Nov 25, 2022 1:58 AM

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Is it that time already? Let's hope some elf volunteer doesn't threat me like shit like last year just because that person was incapable with my thought process whith still makes perfect sense in some aspect, but you require open mindfullness to understand it.
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, this message is unavailable in your region.
Please come drink tea, eat cake and procrastinate at the Cute Girls Doing Cute Things Club. We have simulwatches! \o/
Nov 25, 2022 2:25 AM
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MistyBlue said:
Cool, this is going to be my first time joining this Christmas event. =) Hoping to get a good anime rec out of this.
me too. i don't normally come to mal. it my first time seeing mal have Christmas events.
Nov 25, 2022 2:37 AM
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I wanna do this too but the rules are so hard for me to understand, I need it explained in toddler terms
Nov 25, 2022 2:44 AM
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Pls notice meeee
Nov 25, 2022 2:47 AM

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im not sure i understand i can recommend a anime/manga and make a personalized anime imagen on photoshop to another user but how do the admins know i did so and award me the badged? 😩 i feel dumb for not understanding
Nov 25, 2022 3:06 AM
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FiestaOnline said:
im not sure i understand i can recommend a anime/manga and make a personalized anime imagen on photoshop to another user but how do the admins know i did so and award me the badged? 😩 i feel dumb for not understanding

There are 3 sections on this event, and you only need to participate in one of them if you want the badge. You will fill a sign-up post and, after you send in confirmation that you are indeed participating, we will pair you with a user you will have to make a present to (recommendation or image, depending on the section), and a different user will be assigned your present.

After you finish, and before the deadline, you'll turn in your present and if everything is ok we will send it to the recipient anonimously (otherwise, we will notify you that you should change it). A week or so after we send the presents, all the pairings will be revealed and you will be able to talk to your santa and your recipient.

I hope this makes it clearer, ask if you have more questions.

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