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Elf on the Shelf

Family's Smiley Elf On The Shelf Is The Definition Of Holiday Cheer

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Parents

Photographer Gabi Cope has an Elf on the Shelf loose in her home ― and she’s actually related to her. Cope has shared photos on Facebook of her 9-...

Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Taking Elf On The Shelf Duty Very Seriously

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Parents

Even celebrities can’t resist the Elf on the Shelf. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has been posting photos on her Instagram of the many shenanigans h...

'Trump On A Stump' Is Kimmel's Terrifying Alternative To 'Elf On The Shelf'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents

Jimmy Kimmel launched a frightening spoof alternative to the Elf on the Shelf on Friday. Introducing: Trump on a Stump ― the perfect comedic antido...

This Real-Life Elf On The Shelf Is Totally Up To No Good

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Parents

For the second year in a row, Alan Lawrence has an Elf on the Shelf in his home for the holidays, and the mischief maker happens to be real. Lawrence,...

Jimmy Kimmel Offers A Solution To Your Elf On The Shelf Woes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.09.2016 | Comedy

Can’t be bothered to move the Elf on the Shelf around your house? Don’t worry, Jimmy Kimmel has your back. On Thursday, the comedian launched a ne...

17 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up Life With An Elf On The Shelf

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Parents

Every year during the holidays, some parents share their grievances about the guy in red ― not the big one, but the little one. The Elf on the Shelf...

6 Perfect Holiday Wine Pairings For Parents Who Are Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents

December is here, and holiday stress is upon us. But fear not! The Holderness family is back with wine pairings for all your favorite holiday activiti...

In (Mild) Defense Of The Elf On The Shelf

M. Blazoned | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
M. Blazoned

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a prime candidate to hate this ridiculous Elf on a Shelf tradition. For starters, I’m lazy AF. I am. One of my ...

I'm With Stupid: The Dread Affliction of Elves on Your Shelves

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.28.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I realize this is going to sound like the Grinchiest thing ever, but I cannot wait for the holiday season to finally end so I can be rid of the infernal Elf on the Shelf that first darkened our home last yuletide.

Why Such a Big Deal About the Elf?

Natalie Romero | Posted 12.23.2016 | Parents
Natalie Romero

She was not planned. In fact, we had no intention of welcoming her as a guest until she was given to us as a gift. Claire, our Elf on the Shelf, join...

Busy Philipps Takes Her Elf On The Shelf Creations To A New Level

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents

Actress and mom Busy Philipps' elaborate Elf on the Shelf creations are yet another example of the popular holiday trend that's taking the country by ...

The Elf Belongs On The Top Shelf

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

If EOTS is supposed to "magically" show up at a child's home before Christmas to monitor a child's behavior, then how is a parent supposed to explain why they are in a box at a store for sale?

This Mom's Epic Elf On The Shelf Scenes Come With Lessons About Pop Culture And History

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents

When it comes to Elf on the Shelf, one mom of three has a rather ... educational approach. Michele Bell received a lot of attention last year for the...

Human Elf On The Shelf Is So Creepy, It Just Might Work

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.19.2015 | Weird News

Just when you thought Elf on the Shelf couldn’t get any creepier. The Internet went wild this week with a mixture of joy and fear over a Boston-area...

Family's Real-Life Elf On The Shelf Adorably Causes Mischief

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents

This holiday season marks the first time Alan Lawrence's family has had an Elf on the Shelf around the house, and the father's take on the tradition h...

Elf You And Your Elfing Elf On The Shelf

Cort Ruddy | Posted 12.17.2016 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

Like the Christmas season wasn't elfing stressful enough.

This Elf On The Shelf Brightens Kids' Days In The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center isn't the ideal place for kids to spend the holidays, but thanks to a magical visitor, they have the opportunity to...

30 Elf On The Shelf Ideas That Require No Special Skills Whatsoever

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents

The Elf on the Shelf has become a holiday staple in homes across the country. But it's also a bit of nuisance to legions of parents who, night after n...

Why A Mom Broke Her Elf On The Shelf's Leg

TODAY.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents

Last week, among the myriad Elf on the Shelf pictures scattered all over social media, Courtney Boles posted a picture of her own family's scout elf, ...

These Dogs Are Waging War Against The Elf On The Shelf

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2015 | Weird News

These two dogs are done with the Elf on the Shelf. Golden retriever Ricochet -- also known as "Surf Dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog"-- and golden/labrad...

The Cold Never Bothered Elf On The Shelf Anyway

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents

Elves on the Shelf, beware! Queen Elsa might just work her magic on you. In a photo posted to Imgur on Dec. 7, Elsa from "Frozen" shows her household ...

Police Label This Elf On The Shelf A 'Wanted Person'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weird News

Don't trust his angelic smile. This Elf on the Shelf has been a very bad boy, police say. He's been so naughty in the run up to Christmas that cops in...

I Don't Have Kids, But I Love My Elf On The Shelf

Christine Wojdyla | Posted 12.02.2016 | Women
Christine Wojdyla

I swore I'd never get one. I planned a life without an Elf. Even if tiny humans were to become a part of my world, it would be tough cookies for the kids, because their Elf would still be secretly hidden (and never coming out to spy on them). I was completely down with this plan. Until I wasn't.

Life Lessons From an Elf

Jami Demuth | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents
Jami Demuth

How much I longingly remember our lives before this elf. The days when I had to keep only one holiday ruse going and not two. How much I have a new-found appreciation for those parents who've had elves in their homes year after year. You are better people than me.

New Parent vs. The Elf (3 Lessons Learned)

Ashley Trexler | Posted 11.25.2016 | Parents
Ashley Trexler

Elves don't like shelves, they like magazine-worthy spreads and special effects lighting. They crave crafty staging and creativity, like floral wire holding them up by their toes so they can spring into a bowl of marshmallows. Elf On The Shelf is not for the faint of heart.