While it's not quite as big over here as in the States, it's only a matter of time before the cute (or should that be creepy?) Elf on the Shelf becomes as much a part of Christmas as pressies, mince pies and the Queen's Speech.


But instead of being a busy little bee keeping an eye on the kids, making sure they're being good and sending back regular behaviour reports to Lapland, the MFM team has been led to believe that some of these cheeky little elves haven't quite been pulling their weight.

Is there some slacking going on? Take a look at the evidence...

1. He's been caught red-handed opening the special Christmas beers

Extras have been brought in especially for the festive season, Elf, and we know EXACTLY how many bottles we have!


2. There's been a bit too much sofa action and Gogglebox watching

And as for hogging the remote, forget it Elf, we know who's in charge of TV at Christmas (the kids, of course...)


3. ...and dress up with those Arundel girls

We don't mind him having some down time, but he seems to spend a lot of time with those Frozen sisters...


4. He's been wine-snaffling!

The beer's one thing but the WINE, Elf? We are not impressed. Not one little bit. You even have it on your CHIN!


5. Errr - enjoying your bubbly bath, Elf?

We really don't get how any reporting's going on right now. Cinderella seems happy enough but you're meant to be working Elfie!


6. And now he's just chatting about the offside rule with the lads

We've officially given up. Laters, Elf on the Shelf - we're sticking with Father Christmas next year...


What do you think?

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? Do your kids like it? Or is it just another thing to think about at Christmas? Tell us in the comments below.

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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015