Elf on a Shelf Ideas and Stories

New to the Elf on a Shelf story? Seems that Santa has a crew of “scout elves” that he sends to little girls and boys. Upon receipt, the Elf must be named to receive his magic. Once named, he begins his Elf on a Shelf duties which means he’s watching all day and night to see if your kiddo has been good or bad. Then he uses his Elf magic to fly back to the North Pole at night and report to Santa. The Elf returns the same night and usually lands in a new place – which creates a game of hide and seek each morning for the children. SOME elves are mischievous and get into all types of antics during their free time at night. It’s always fun to see what the Elf on a Shelf has done the next morning.

Meet our Christmas Elf, Chintz, and get some Elf on the Shelf IDeas from him and his whacky buddies.

Laundry Day

elf doing cinderella's laundry

It’s kind of sweet that our Elf on the Shelf decided to do the princess dolls’ laundry today. Nice except that they are using Miracle Bubbles in the washing machine… reminds me of the Brady Bunch episode with the washing machine, LOL.  

Bad little lumberjack elves

elf on a shelf cutting down tree

I think Chintz and Jewel have recovered from the shunned weekend. They’re back to their usual no good. Take a look at how we found them this morning, just in the nick of time I might add… Chintz found Daddy’s saw and is trying to cut down our juniper tree — I presume to make [Read More]

Elf Drama

elf on the shelf letter

“Oh the DRAMA.” That’s what my friend Jeanan said when she found out what happened. She’s so right. It was drama. The Princess Cupcake got up on Saturday morning, hurried and got ready to leave for her early soccer game and FORGOT to look for her elves. Seriously! Can you believe it? After all that [Read More]

Peeping Elves

peeping elf 1

I bet you’re glad you don’t live next door to Chez Perot with the crazy peeping elf on the shelf. Chintz and Jewel stole Mommy’s camera with the long lens and the Princess Cupcake’s binoculars to get a better look at the neighbors across the street. That’s not creepy at all. I guess no more [Read More]

The Elfie Selfies Contest

selfies for elves contest

Chintz and Jewel accidentally left their mobile phones under the tree last night when they flew back to the North Pole. You know we snooped. We saw something shocking. We thought WE were the only ones snapping photos of the little red devils around here. Turns out, they’re loading their partying ways online to share [Read More]

Downton Abbey Elf

dowton abbey elf

The girls were getting their Downton on last night. I suspect that there’s not much time for watching the international hit while all that toy making is going on at the North Pole. Jewel, our girl Elf on the Shelf, and her bestie Barbie were all dolled up, using the good china and having a [Read More]

Elf keep-away

elf keep away with dog food

The puggies are not amused. Not at all. The Princess Cupcake’s Elf on the Shelf Chintz and Jewel stole all their doggie stuff last night and hid it in the oven, knowing full well we can’t get to it without touching them. Dog food, bowl, leash, greenies, and gasp — Beau Beau’s favorite toy. Beau Beau LOVES [Read More]

Swinger Elf

swinging elves

The Princess Cupcake woke up to a mess on the floor of her room. Her Elf on a Shelf, Chintz and Jewel, had ransacked her clean laundry and left a pile of it stewed all over. Then she noticed there was a trail of panties going down the hallway… And then as she came down [Read More]

Angry Birds Elf Edition

elves playing angry birds

Uh yeah. The elves, Chintz and Jewel, apparently took some time out of their busy flight home to the North Pole to practice their skills at Angry Birds. Nice of them to stay out of the way of the maids – I had a hard enough time explaining to them what the Elf on the [Read More]

The Tunnel of Elf

elf tunnel

Just another morning in elf-land. The elves Chitnz and Jewel barricaded the door to the Princess Cupcake’s room last night. She had fallen asleep on the sofa so it wasn’t until she woke up that she realized they had not only put up a wall full of boxes, they had installed a tunnel. For the [Read More]

Naughty Elves

elf wrapped tree

I had a bad feeling about  our Elf on the Shelf Chintz and Jewel watching the Smurfs 2 co-starring the Naughties. After spending the entirety of Dallas Icepocolpse Day 1… unpacking from our recent move, the elves took all our bubble wrap that was so carefully folded and bubble wrapped the whole tree while we [Read More]

They both wear the same style hats

movie night elf on a shelf

It’s no wonder our elf on the shelf love to visit with the Smurfs when they are at our house each December. Aside from the shirtless Smurfs, they’ve basically got the same fashion sense. We found our elves, Chintz and Jewel, and all their little blue friends  gathered for a private screening of Smurfs 2 [Read More]