Elf on the Shelf: friend or menace?

Elf on the Shelf: friend or menace?

Hannah Smrcka, Editor

We all know the little helper we keep around the house to help Santa out during his busiest season of the year. They might seem like sweet, adorable little friends, however, they are in ways glowering over us during the Christmas season.

Look at it like this: they hide themselves around the home every night in the hopes of you finding them. This can take so much time. And sometimes they don’t even move, just to throw you off. How rude?

They also have an at-home constant surveillance of all your mistakes and report them directly to the Big Man way up North.

They seem kind and all, but to tell you the truth, I’ve never had a real conversation with one to know what they’re really like. I’m not sure how much I trust them. Maybe we should ask what the North Pole background checks are on these rosy-cheeked Christmas elves quartered in our homes. They could at least take up doing the dishes once in awhile.

Yet for now, we’ll keep the assistants that do Claus’s dirty work around because they still give us a few laughs all the matter.