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John Oliver Offers Some Advice on the Finer Points of Regifting

We might call holiday season “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it’s not without its pitfalls. Even when it comes to receiving gifts. But don’t worry—John Oliver’s got you covered. Last Week Tonight is on hiatus until February, but its host has returned to the Internet to share a quick video on how to re-gift all the season’s most underwhelming offerings. And, as usual, his advice comes with a certain metaphorical flair. Example: Oliver says the ideal place to unload unwanted presents is an office secret Santa, where re-gifts are “like peeing in the ocean: Sure, it’s not right, but it’s an ultimately harmless solution to an urgent problem.”