The Elf on the Shelf is Santa's little helper and tells him who is being naughty and nice!
hmm I didn't know either
Quoting AF2011:The Elf on the Shelf is Santa's little helper and tells him who is being naughty and nice!
It is a cute stuffed doll that magically comes to life at night to report back to santa on the misdeeds or good deeds of the family who they are staying with. I say "they"since the elf can be male or female. I think it is a cute concept.
It's a cheap way to black mail kids into behaving using gifts as bait.
Geeze - when I was a kid Santa just "knew" if you were naughty or nice....he didnt need spies. And Santa watched us EVERYWHERE. (I spent a few awkward moments in the bathroom thinking about that). Sounds like with the Elf - kids only have to behave in one room. Kids really DO have it easier now!
I think it's dumb and the elf is hideous looking. My kids know that Santa can see what they are up to just like God can. They behave extra good during Christmas because they know 2 dudes are watching what they're up to, lol.
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