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What Santa Gave Your Senator This Year

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I. (left) and Carl Levin, D-Mich.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.

Democratic Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Carl Levin of Michigan

In a year that featured divisive fights over the budget, health care and presidential nominations, the United States Senate took a break from partisan bickering Tuesday night to get in the Christmas spirit.

A total of 65 senators -- 42 Democrats and 23 Republicans -- took part in a gift exchange after the day's final votes were tallied. As NPR congressional correspondent Tamara Keith reported Wednesday on Morning Edition, Secret Santa is taking shape as something of a tradition in the upper chamber, as this is the third year in a row the event has taken place.

Here are some of the stocking stuffers that were swapped this year:

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