Another year has passed and my hatred for the creepy peeping Tom has only grown. It`s almost irrational, my level of hatred towards it. Lately I`ve seen the following on... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Ash`s Annual Elf on the Shelf complaints

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6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 6:31:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Another year has passed and my hatred for the creepy peeping Tom has only grown.

It's almost irrational, my level of hatred towards it. Lately I've seen the following on Facebook :

And I'm just wondering why you'd buy the elf if you don't want to engage in the super creepy moving him nightly thing. Isn't that the principle thing about him? It's supposed to "make Christmas more magical"?

More like make Christmas more capitalist (as if that were possible).

Humbug, I say.

6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 6:51:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is the second year I've had to do the elf thing. I do not enjoy it, but sometimes I take pleasure in finding a really good spot for him to go.

I didn't buy him because I know I didn't want this task, but my grandmother bought it for my oldest not knowing that she wanted it and also that I vetoed it. I think maybe parents might think the elf on the shelf is a cute thing to have, but kids get really obsessive over it. My kid is 10 and I think she really believes it moves on own?
6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 6:58:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
I literally feel sick looking at that.

How does that not scare the sh*t out of kids?
This reminds me of Slappy from Goosebumps. Nasty thing.
6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 7:13:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure enough, first thing she did when she got up just now (even before going to the bathroom!) was to come out and look for that damned elf. I put it in a spot she wouldn't think to look, so her reaction once we finally find him will be great.
6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 8:03:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lol, I mean, I can see the fun in that but I think the elf itself is weird and I hate the reporting back to Santa aspect.
6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 8:04:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd be sooo irritated if someone else bought it and forced me to do it every year!
6 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 8:13:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
It definitely is weird and another way to try to eke out good behavior from your kids.

I don't know if mine thinks the elf reports to Santa, or if he's just keeping tabs for himself, or just a weirdo spying on us all.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 9:28:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's fun.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 10:27:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I am not a fan. I too think it's creepy and don't like the spying part, either. But I love
On Thursday 12/6/18 - 6:51:31 AM niccole wrote:
My kid is 10 and I think she really believes it moves on own?

That's awesome.
Anything that keeps magic alive in a kid's heart brings me joy

Not enough that I'd ever have the little f*cker in my house

How do you plan on dealing with Santa for the little guy?
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 10:33:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lol I also dislike elefnon the shelf no know a lot of teachers do it in their classroom, but I don’t have time for that.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 11:15:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
We're totally doing the whole santa thing!
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 12:12:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have avoided it this far, but now that my oldest is in school she’s aware of the elf. So we got one, it will be delivered today.

•it will be purely a fun magical imagination type of thing.
•I’m not okay with narcing to Santa, but people have done that before elf became a thing. We won’t start now.
•I already tell my kids how proud I am of their behavior, all year round. My oldest knows she’s a good girl. She knows right from wrong and has a really good grasp on it, and wants to do the right thing.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 12:23:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just wanna say that I HATE elf on the shelf
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 12:45:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I asked my 5 year old niece if she had been good for Santa.

She said I've been some naughty.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 12:46:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I def get not wanting to bother with moving the elf daily, but otherwise, I think it's fun.

I thought about getting one for my office and messing with my coworkers, tbh.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 12:58:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
My wife was Elf on the Shelf for Halloween one year. She enjoyed performing many acts of mayhem at the Halloween party we attended...
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 1:03:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
is harboring hatred, even of towards inanimate objects any better than hating anything else?

aren't you still hating the people who love elf on the shelf?

where is the love?
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 1:04:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think it seems fun. two of the mums in my office are doing it and we have a good time coming up with things for him to be doing, and their little boys love it
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 1:24:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously my nephew isn't old enough to even understand Santa yet, much less the elf. But my sister has a documented hatred of the elf stuff from having to do it for a friend of hers one year.
The family went out of town, sis was feeding and caring for their dogs, and the friend actually asked her to move the elf around every day and take pictures to send to her so the kids would see he'd moved. SERIOUSLY??

She did it. But she bitched about it to me every day.

Really laughing at a girlfriend of mine who only did it because her kids loved it so much…the oldest is 10 now, so getting to the point where it was only like a couple more years of having to do it (for the little one). Then she went and had a baby this year lol. 10 more years of Jingle!
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 2:02:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I just hate the idea of withholding presents because of not being 100% good. I can’t imagine not acting out in a whole month and I’m a grown up. I have moods and bad days!

I have already told my kid she’s gettin presents and to not worry about the elf reporting to Santa.

+ she thinks Christmas is about love right now. I hope that doesn’t change!


I kinda love the idea of moving it and setting up scenes. That sht is fun to me.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 2:10:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I think the whole "someone will tell on you and you won't get presents" thing is a weird way to go about trying to teach kids to be good.

I think setting up the scenes would be really fun...to a point. That point would probably come after a long, stressful day at work/home when you really just want to have a drink and go to bed instead of worrying about whether your elf game is up to standard. It wouldn't be SO bad except for the fact that it's such a social media phenomenon, too. Soooo many people posting what their elf did last night on fb or wherever, lots of pressure to be really creative about it.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 2:13:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't know this was a thing. I have seen these people I watch on youtube doing it, but honestly I thought it was THEIR thing/idea for vlogmas.

I won't be buying one of those elves. Also the people I mention above call the elf a she but I think it looks like a he?

I just want S to like and believe in Santa. And Rudolph.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 2:24:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
you can buy either a girl or boy elf. they have clothes and accessories, too.
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 3:52:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I ordered mine online and didn’t pay attention to the boy or girl thing, I got a dark skinned boy.

His name is Peppermint Cookie and it has begun.

(I know there are a lot against it and I have to say I wasn’t thrilled about it, but the look on my daughter’s face? Oh geez. I’m all in baby.)
5 days ago - Thursday 12/6/18 - 4:03:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 12/6/18 - 3:52:14 PM petitefleur wrote:
(I know there are a lot against it and I have to say I wasn’t thrilled about it, but the look on my daughter’s face? Oh geez. I’m all in baby.)

Aww .

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