10 Reasons I Think Elf on the Shelf is Wrong

It was bound to happen…I hope we can still be friends!

  1. 1984 for Christmas
  2. Another thing to do before going to bed
  3. Kids aren’t supposed to touch it? I don’t even want to touch it
  4. The eyes
  5. He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake…wait.
  6. Where are his feet?
  7. Did that damn thing just move on its own?
  8. I can think of a handful of other traditions I’d rather continue instead of this
  9. Explain to me why we need to scare our children into being good?
  10. Seriously? That thing is creepy.

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Patty December 6, 2014 at 5:25 am

Lol! The caption! So funny! We don’t have an elf and I just find the love/hate relationship people have with him too funny. While I don’t know if it’s creepy, it makes some kids happy. I mean look at Barney, he was popular for years.

Julia a.k.a Mama MOE December 6, 2014 at 5:30 am

Um…Patty, Barney was creepy! Popular does not mean awesome or not creepy. LOL It is pretty funny though!

Hannah December 6, 2014 at 5:28 am

I’m so with you! Not ever in my house!!

Julia a.k.a Mama MOE December 6, 2014 at 5:31 am

Me neither, Hannah! Never. Ever.

Sara December 6, 2014 at 5:46 am

Love this list. We have an elf on the shelf but it creeps me out too!

Julia a.k.a Mama MOE December 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

It creeps you out and you have one?! Oh no! If it moves back to the North pole will the kids get upset? 🙂

Corinna December 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I knew I liked you, Julia – even more now! We’ve never had Elf, and I don’t ever plan on it. And last night, hubs and I watched a scary movie with ventriloquist dummies in it that will never let me look in a doll’s glossy, creepy eyes again…

Julia a.k.a Mama MOE December 7, 2014 at 5:16 am

Haha! Corinna! Doll haters, unite! If you ever want to creep yourself out real good, there is a movie, simply called Dolls. I watched it as a tween and it traumatized me for life!!

Theresa Miller December 14, 2016 at 5:45 am

I agree I wouldn’t want something watching me all the time either. And he moves by himself?? Yikes. Talk about nightmares.

Liz December 2, 2017 at 8:03 am



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