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Elf on the shelf is shit, isn’t it?
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MustardScreams · 04/11/2019 20:11

I’m being ridiculed at work for not doing this for dd. Apparently I’m ‘ruining the magic of christmas’ Hmm

It’s ridiculous though! Who has the time and energy to think up bonkers things to do with an elf for 25 frigging days?! Surely the magic of presents and Santa is enough ffs. Also it’s just playing into commercialism blah blah rant rant rant.

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Far2go46 · 04/11/2019 20:23

It's worse than all that Jesus nonsense

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HoneyandSpice · 04/11/2019 20:23

@MustardScreams I think the North Pole Breakfast involves something like a special morning when the Elf first arrives on 1st December. Mums (and it is largely Mums) get all manner of special things in. Including christmas tree shaped crumpets from Asda.

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Almostalive · 04/11/2019 20:23

No elf here. Always do a Christmas Eve box but the elf is banned.

Elf on the shelf is shit, isn’t it?
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CodenameVillanelle · 04/11/2019 20:23

It's way too much for me. I've never fancied it and Christmas is lovely without it

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56Marshmallow · 04/11/2019 20:24

Yeah, we never threaten Christmas here. My kids are generally pretty good. At the most, we'll say "just remember, he's watching!"

Bloody Elf on the shelf is more crap for me to deal with when I have enough on my plate. I have no intention of ever doing it and my kids have never mentioned it either.

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StreetwiseHercules · 04/11/2019 20:24

Elf on the Shelf is complete dogshit. We don’t do it in our house.

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MonstranceClock · 04/11/2019 20:24

I do it, but I don’t tell me daughter it’s watching her. She just enjoys finding it every morning

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PomBearWithAnOFRS · 04/11/2019 20:25

Just tell the child(ren) the elf found their socks when they didn't put them away and now it's a free elf so it's not coming this year.

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ItsJustTheOneSwanActually · 04/11/2019 20:27

Creepy wee fucker

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Oysterbabe · 04/11/2019 20:30

Ridiculed? Really?

We do it in a half arsed sort of way. They're allowed to touch and play with the elves. The elves don't report back to santa, just end up in different random places each morning. My 4 year old loves it.

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Shinysun · 04/11/2019 20:32

Yes! Its utter shit! And creepy as balls. I love Christmas but I despise that stupid shiny elf psycho.

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Georug · 04/11/2019 20:33

Someone on my Facebook posts a picture of her elf’s daily position every single day of December

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LisaSimpsonsbff · 04/11/2019 20:35

I don't get it at all. I really, really don't get grown adults who think it's hilarious to get the elf to do 'naughty' things.

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Parttimewasteoftime · 04/11/2019 20:35

I buckled to pressure literally all of DS classmates had an elf. Poor teacher had them all in for show and tell 😂 I super relaxed with it he mainly sleeps in the tree with the cat. It's silly but he loves it certainly don't say he's watching us or reporting to 🎅

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RexDangerVest · 04/11/2019 20:35

YES! Extremely shit. Honestly think people are getting stupider and stupider falling for more garbage and nonsense each year & telling elaborate lies to their children!

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rainbowconfetti · 04/11/2019 20:36

What's shit are the people at your work, not Elf on the shelf. Doing Elf on the shelf is a choice that people can make, just as they can choose what to wear, what's to have for Christmas dinner and whether to have a real or fake tree.

If you are being ridiculed at work the problem is that your colleagues are cunts.

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Lipperfromchipper · 04/11/2019 20:36

Yes!! I don’t see the point in making a mess just to clean it up, wasted time and money imo. I have enough to do! I have never done it and I don’t intend on starting! My dc are 4 and 6, they couldn’t give a shite!

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Minxmumma · 04/11/2019 20:36

I honestly never bothered for my older 3 but it wasn't a common thing then.

However they have taken the decision to do it between them for their baby sister - they are all horribly excited about it. Bonus for me - I don't have to dream up endless odd stuff or sort it out.

If the older kids weren't doing it I wouldn't bother, way to much other stuff to be doing.

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Birdgirl67 · 04/11/2019 20:42

Its shit - along with the fad of xmas eve boxes too. Urgh

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CactusAndCacti · 04/11/2019 20:44

I barely remember to pee, I would never remember the elf.

However my DD (was 7 in Feb) found a soft toy elf and wanted him to have fun, so I did the odd thing, however he is still sat on top of the reindeer (fabric, handmade, not by me) on top of the mantlepiece, so you know, I'm not very good at this kind of thing.

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ploofyorangebats · 04/11/2019 20:44

It's not only shit, it's creepy as fuck! "Oooh this creepy looking wee dude is going to be watching you all the time but only move about when you're asleep!" Away and shite a hedgehog!

Luckily my dcs are well aware of my hatred for it and are in agreement with me that it's shit. I do have xmas eve gifts of pyjamas (only so I know they'll be wearing something half decent on Christmas morning and I'll not be taking pictures of them half naked).

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rainbowconfetti · 04/11/2019 20:45

Are Christmas Eve boxes a fad? I remember getting a parcel on Christmas Eve with pyjamas, hot chocolate, sweets and a video in the late 70's. Maybe the actual box is a fad, but the concept surely isn't.

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ploofyorangebats · 04/11/2019 20:46

I also hate the performance parenting that so often follows with it whether that be on social media/playground/group message chats.

I've clearly got some deep seated anger issues HmmGrin

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Drogosnextwife · 04/11/2019 20:48

Yes its shit and a bit creepy. Now they have elf spy cams, WTF!
Someone I know has one in her dds bedroom, apparently santa is watching. So it's OK for a man to be watching a little girl in her room through a camera, long as he's bringing her a present.

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britinnyc · 04/11/2019 20:50

My kids have always liked having our elf, it has never done anything crazier than hang upside down, I don't have time for that. And now my oldest son doesn't believe in it so I have him move it for his brother which is quite sweet and saves me doing it. I think this is going to be the last year for our elf and that makes me kind of sad.

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