Post # 1
Elf on the Shelf
Here is the story (per wikipedia)
Every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, each family’s scout elf watches over the children and then at night, once everyone goes to bed, the elf flies back to the North Pole to report back to Santa about what activities, good and bad, took place throughout the day. Before the family wakes up each morning, the scout elf flies back from the North Pole and hides. By hiding in a new spot each morning around the house, the scout elf and the family play an on-going game of hide and seek. The Elf on the Shelf explains that elves get their magic by being named. In the back of each book, families have an opportunity to write their elf’s name and the date that they adopted it. Once the elf is named, the scout elf receives its special Christmas magic which allows it to fly to and from the North Pole. However, the magic might go if touched, so the rule for The Elf on the Shelf states: “There’s only one rule that you have to follow so I will come back and be here tomorrow: Please do not touch me. My magic might go, and Santa won’t hear all I’ve seen or I know.” Although families aren’t supposed to touch their scout elf, they can talk to it and tell it all their Christmas wishes so it can report back to Santa accurately.
I’m sorry, but if some creepy little ‘person’ is going to hide around my house and watch me, I’m not going to be comfortable (yes, I know they aren’t real). I mean.. WHY.. I understand it’s a thing for the kids, but… MEH! That would have freaked me out as a child!
Post # 3
Yeah, I think it’s creepy. Also, the fact that he looks moderately like a clown or some kind of demon doll doesn’t help.
Post # 4
aww my mom always had these in the living room when i was growing up. she didn’t hide them around the house so maybe that made them less creepy lol they were always on the table in the middle of the room
Post # 6
Despite the fact that I had the “Norman Rockwell” style family Christmases as a child (super huge family, packed with traditions, etc), I never heard of Elf on the Shelf until recently.
And when I did ….. shudder.
SO glad this was one part of childhood I missed!!
Post # 7
I used to work at Barnes and Nobel when they first started selling this. We were so creeped out by it we starting hiding the elf in desk drawers, lockers, etc to scare one another at work.
Post # 8
I am SO glad I am not the only one! I keep seeing this on Pinterest, and it is freaking me out …
Post # 9
Yeah, my family was all about some Christmas traditions when we were kids, but if we ever had an Elf on the Shelf, I must have disguised it as trauma and pushed it back to the deep, dark depths of my mind. I had to google it the first time I heard someone mention it and I was creeped out. FH looked and said it looked like something the Winchesters would handle (he’s on a Supernatural kick right now).
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s any more creepy than Santa.
He sees you when you’re sleeping, knows when you’re awake and knows if you’ve been bad or good. Santa just now has a helper with this.
Post # 12
I never heard of it until few weeks ago. But I have to admit I think its a cute idea. But yeah he is creepy looking. lol
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn
@AB Bride: Agreed. Outsourcing your peeping/breaking and entering doesn’t make it any less creepy, Santa!
Post # 14
I find him creepy…lol….I have a few friends with young children that are posting pics on FB, eh,well maybe that’s fun, but I still think he’s creepy. I do not have kids so….maybe people with kids find it funny or whatever, I’m not gonna judge, but as an older Bee….yikes!!!
Post # 15
BAHAHAHAHA! Check out my creepy man!