Elf on a Shelf: a fun way to count down to Christmas or a creepy doll that spies on you and moves while you’re asleep?
To me, the answer is obvious: creepy AF. I couldn’t be more grateful that this holiday novelty wasn’t around when I was growing up. There’s no way I would be able to sleep through the month of December knowing that this little spy was reporting back to Santa himself about my behavior. (It’s so much worse than when I changed my best friend’s name to the Santa Claus emoji in my phone and told the kids I would text him if they didn’t go to bed on time.)
Luckily, some people have a sense of humor. When they’re not creating “cute” scenes of their Elf rummaging through the kitchen cabinets or writing creepy messages in toothpaste on the bathroom mirror, they’re putting the little guy in X-rated positions. Think stealing alcohol, robbing piggy banks, and getting crazy with Barbie dolls.
Now this is an inappropriate tradition I can get behind.
Check out the funniest “Elf on a Shelf Gone Wild” photos below.