Dec 15, 2011

Elf on the Shelf Can Go to H-E-L-L

Don't we have enough to do during the holidays? When did that creepy Elf on the Shelf insert itself into Christmas must-do traditions in this country? 

Oh, wait. Maybe I missed it in my cookie-making, picture-taking, pie-baking, light-hanging, tree-decorating, presenting-wrapping, money-spending, carol-singing, card-writing, advent-opening, party-planning, house-decorating frenzy.

Okay, so I have heard this elf helps keep the kiddos in line during the holidays with his daily "report" to Santa, and it works. But isn't that what that song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is for? (There's a reason my sister used to cry whenever we sang it to her.)

And what happens after Christmas anyway? Don't they just go back to their regular naughty behavior? Maybe I could get behind something if it casted a year's worth of guilt over my kid. What about God on a Shelf? Heaven for nice children? Hell for the naughty?

Well, you know where I'd like to tell that elf to go.


  1. We don't have the Elf on the Shelf in our house. I just pull out the "Do you really want me to sing that song?" card. What song is that, you ask? "I'm getting nothing for Christmas..." - Yeah, P doesn't like it that much when I sing it and say "P's getting nothing for christmas, mommy and daddy are mad! P's getting nothing for christmas, 'cause she ain't been nothin' but bad!"

  2. I just heard about the elf for the first time this year. Knowing my girls, it would not phase them one bit!

  3. No elf here either. I think he is a little creepy myself.


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