Go ahead, you can admit it. That little Elf on the Shelf is evil looking. You just *know* he’s up to trouble. What? You don’t know who he is? Well my friend, you might just be one of the lucky ones during this holiday season.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition came out in 2005 in a children’s book. The little Elf that comes with the book has a job between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. His main job is to watch over the household and report back to the North Pole nightly on if the people are naughty or nice. He comes back to the household by morning. There’s one important thing about the Elf. You don’t touch him as doing so will erase any Christmas magic that has been blessed upon him. Every morning that he comes back from the North Pole, people in the household find him in different places. But remember, it’s all magic!
Cute story idea huh? Sure it is. But, have you seen this Elf? Look to the left. Shivers – he’s kind of a got a look in those eyes that makes you not want to turn your back to him. And the idea of having him watching ‘over’ your household and reporting back to Santa every night, that’s kind of eerie. It’s great on one hand when small children are in the home. They walk the line with this little guy around. I’m not sure if they are afraid of getting caught being naughty or if they are just plain scared of the psycho Elf. He kind of reminds me of clowns… and that makes me want to run to my bedroom and hide under my toddler bed.
But I digress. We have a Elf on the Shelf at the Hotel Thompson. Mom insists on dragging him out of the attic (great place for him all year) for Christmas. There’s no kids here unless you count us anipals and daddy. But mom insists. Every Thanksgiving, Elffie comes out and the story book is read. And the good thing about these elves, you get to name yours. Don’t ask me why because I believe it has to be a twist on a twist but ours is named Don Juan. How ironic huh?
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m afraid of that little six inch freak and so are the purr things. We have had our moments of trying to ‘kidnap’ him and finish him off to no avail. And supposedly Santa Claus has bestowed Christmas magic on him so he moves around the Hotel Thompson. Yesterday morning, I woke up in my toddler bed and he was sleeping beside me looking at me with that mystic face. I squealed so loudly that I think I woke up our neighbors. That little misfit needs to stay out of my room thank you very much. And, it’s not just me he’s doing stuff with. Hemi, one of the purr things here, woke up the day before with that little creature asleep on his back. Hemi hissed to the high heavens and swatted at it with his big paw.
And, our friends – snorts. They are going through the same thing this time of the year with their ‘magical’ elves. One of dad’s buddies got up one morning, stumbled to the bathroom and took a shower. When he looked up, their little voyeur elf was watching him over the shower curtain. Talk about a psycho moment.
The same household as the shower episode, the next day the man’s wife found their little elf in her lingerie drawer. WTP (what the pig!) No wonder people walk on eggshells around the holidays with these little monsters running rampid.
So tell me, do you have a mischievous little elf in your house during the holidays? Is he getting into trouble or is he behaving (which I would find very strange). I’m thinking that all of these elves are cloned in the same factory of trouble. Perhaps us anipals need to ban together and write a letter to the Elf Union. These guys are trouble – I’m telling you TROUBLE.
12/20/2013 at 12:25 pm
“Purr things” I love that term!!!
Don’t worry Bacon, it won’t be long before that evil elf goes back to the attic! 🙂
12/20/2013 at 12:37 pm
Sigh – I hope so. That little evil thing scares me like you wouldn’t believe! I just put a sign on my bedroom door, “You have to be this high to enter”. He doesn’t qualify – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 4:28 pm
You should say “tall” not “high”… that evil elf might take it the wrong way!! 😉
12/20/2013 at 4:58 pm
Snorts – That is so true. He may get excited and sneak off to work with mommy. That definitely wouldn’t be good – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 6:08 pm
12/20/2013 at 1:07 pm
My crib is an elf-free area. Imagine that thingy would report every naughty thing to northpole, we would get a giant phone bill :o)
But the elf was a good bugaboo as my mom was a puppy. She had a “elfophobia” and her parents had her only to show this thingy when she was naughty :o) btw: bet it’s the sister of Chucky :o)
12/20/2013 at 1:40 pm
OMP (oh my pig!) I think you’re right. Shivers and squeals. I feel it watching me now as I’m typing even though it’s not in my room… or is it? I’m so sleeping tonight with one eye open! XOXO – Bacon
Pix Under the Oaks
12/20/2013 at 2:47 pm
No Elf on the Shelf at The Tiny Ten. I am with you about him being a tad creepy. Clowns have me wanting to run and hide too!
12/20/2013 at 2:51 pm
He is freaky. If he comes in my bedroom one more time before Christmas, he will be a shredded freak. I.can’t.stand.him. I feel like he’s been watching me all day when I walk through the front room. I can feel his itty bitty eyes on me. I swear I saw them move earlier. XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 2:51 pm
I have never heard of this till the other day when shopping my daughter she was talking about it and showed me these elves.
12/20/2013 at 2:52 pm
Scary aren’t they? They have a personality of their very own – shivers. XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 2:57 pm
We love magic. We have a cat on the shelf (well on many shelves.)
12/20/2013 at 3:00 pm
We love Christmas magic as well. And cat on a shelf sounds pretty cool. Even pig on a shelf. Dog on a shelf. But that little evil elf – shivers. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
12/20/2013 at 3:27 pm
We have been hearing a lot about this evil Crissy elf and wondered what it was all about….now we know! Thanks 🙂
12/20/2013 at 3:29 pm
Yes. Be afraid. XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 4:15 pm
We need an elf….. !!!! ♪ AroOo…L&M scotty dogs…
12/20/2013 at 4:56 pm
I’ll be glad to send you mine – snorts. But then again, mom might have a fit. For some reason, she really loves that little freaky guy. XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 4:57 pm
Thank goodness that little freak has not shown up around here. I have been working hard trying to pretend to be good. I don’t need any stuffed spy calling me out. Duck and cover, B. That elf is stranger danger.
Love and licks,
12/20/2013 at 5:02 pm
You got that right Cupcake!! I am so hiding from that little pest – and that is exactly what he is! XOXO – Bacon
12/20/2013 at 11:04 pm
HeeHee, I suggest you wait until mid year and then hide him FOR GOOD! Don’t say I told you too though! Shhhhh……
12/21/2013 at 6:51 pm
Oh Auntie Sharon that is a most excellent idea. I’ll see what I can about that little evil guy. XOXO – Bacon
12/21/2013 at 6:10 am
Yikes Bacon…….luckily we are a “NO ELF ZONE”…..so I don’t have to keep looking over my shoulder for an evil elf following me with those scary eyeballs!!!
Holiday Hugs, Sammy
12/21/2013 at 6:54 pm
He’s evil Sammy. If he comes into your home, take care of him immediately! XOXO – Bacon
12/21/2013 at 7:12 am
Ah, 2005–that explains it! Couldn’t figure out how it could be a “tradition” that I somehow missed as a child– now I realize it’s all marketing! (Or a surveillance system competing with Santa’s classic version?!!) Sigh.
12/21/2013 at 6:57 pm
That’s it! It’s a surveillance system. Our little Don Juan needs to be shipped back ASAP. I know that elf is half cracked. XOXO – Bacon
12/21/2013 at 8:15 am
Egads that’s one horrid little thing…i’m with Easy related to Chucky for sure..watch your ankles round the Hotel Thompson..we have no elf..only a Santa who stands on the fire place (summer he;s safe 😉 ) and I am sure he moves…just sayin…if I find him getting his Elf on like your guy he will be weighted down and used as a Yabbie hideout in the dam…hugs Fozziemum xx
12/21/2013 at 6:59 pm
Snorts. Your Santa looks angelic. This evil looking Chucky version of an elf is evil – pure evil. That darn thing was in the carton of eggs in the fridge this morning. Mom almost had an heart attack. XOXO – Bacon
12/22/2013 at 4:41 pm
Erma gerd!!!! that’s a horrid beast..maybe she will find it in the rubbish bin next hmmmmmmmmmmm hahahah hugs Fozziemum xx
12/22/2013 at 5:21 pm
Snorts. I hope so. No one likes that freakish elf but mommy. We must get rid of him. XOXO – Bacon
12/22/2013 at 5:26 pm
I smell a plan brewing….perhaps he should have been packed with Bashful 😉 but no return to sender hahaha hugs Fozziemum xx
12/22/2013 at 5:27 pm
Snorts. You’re reading my mind! PLOL (piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon
12/22/2013 at 5:28 pm
Bwahahahahhhah XXXX Fozziemum
12/22/2013 at 2:07 am
Ah well the only elf in our house is Speedy!xx Rachel
12/22/2013 at 5:09 pm
Snorts. That’s the best kind my friend. The very best kind! XOXO – Bacon