Reading a White Elephant story will help you with order in which the participants of the gift swap will exchange, swap and steal the presents. The story contains directional instructions that a player must follow when it’s their turn. Once the gift is stolen from someone, they follow the story until they get a directional instruction at which point they get to swap or steal a gift or they may choose to keep it at that time.
Here’s a little story:
Ellie The Elephant Goes To Play
Ellie the little elephant wanted to play. She jumped up and went RIGHT outside. She went ACROSS the path and into the jungle. She saw a Zebra on her LEFT, a Giraffe on he RIGHT, but she was looking for her friend, Monkey so she went ACROSS the hill to find him. Ellie heard her friend Money from the LEFT so she ran that way but could not find him. Then she heard her friend the Monkey from the RIGHT and ran to the RIGHT but still Monkey was not to be seen. Turns out her friend Monkey was just playing with her and could be heard all ACROSS the forest because he was jumping around LEFT and RIGHT on the trees to trick little Ellie.