Senator Ted Cruz My Secret Santa Partners Were Both Democrats!

12/11/2014 6:54 AM PST

Christmas is a time for setting aside differences, even in the Senate ... and there's no better proof of that than Secret Santa ... so says Senator Ted Cruz.

Cruz broke it down for us ... the folks in the Senate do the famous gift exchange just like the rest of us ... but with a $15 limit. Cutbacks across the board! 

But Cruz chose to ignore the "secret" part and revealed to us who he bought for and who bought for him ... and they were both from the other side of the aisle.

'Tis the season!