We just found out about the “Elf on the shelf.” Apparently, it’s a creepy little elf parents hide around the house . . . doing inappropriate things. According to ElfOnTheShelf.com, “When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day’s adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their elf each morning.”
But there are rules. Kids love rules! The elf cannot be touched. His magic essence must be protected. Secondly, elves do not move around when humans are present. Their job is to watch and listen. This sounds more like a Halloween tradition than a Christmas one. I don’t know why anyone would want to hang out with this positively frightening elf with felt legs especially after seeing these photos.