From “The Elf on the Shelf,” a book complete with elf by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, comes a tradition for the season. Beginning December 1, the creature makes a daily, changing appearance. Surprise, fun and mischief rule. The elf emerges in the oddest places!
At the very best, these events are simple and joyful for children and adults.
Conversely, the Elf has been rumored to be a source of anxiety and peer pressure for some. I can’t buy that.