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Five Reasons Elf on the Shelf is the Creepiest Holiday Tradition Ever

Elf on the Shelf

First there was Chucky from Child’s Play, then there were the homicidal puppets from the Puppet Master series, now there is the Elf on the Shelf. In your home…watching you. Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new “holiday tradition” that has unfortunately swept the nation. It is everywhere, and try as I might, I can’t escape the barrage of daily images posted on social media of the Elf doing even more hilarious and disturbing things around people’s homes. If you haven’t heard of Elf on the Shelf, it’s a creepy little doll that parents place around the house at night for the kids to find each morning

Also see: Seven Real Life Haunted Dolls to Avoid Playing With!

As if this beady eyed little Elf that could be straight out of a horror film isn’t disturbing enough, his job is to spy on children. Be good children or you will be placed on the naughty list! Read on for five reasons why Elf on the Shelf is the creepiest holiday tradition ever.

Dolls that Come Alive are Inherently Terrifying

You don’t have to be a horror fan to recognize that a doll that sits frozen in place all through the day only to come alive at night to creep around the house is terrifying. No thanks. I’d rather take my chances with Annabelle. 

Also See: Actress Natalia Safran Talks Annabelle Comes Home [Interview]

Elf on the Shelf

He’s Always Watching You

Want to stay off Santa’s naughty list? Then you’d better be good because the Elf is always watching. He sees you when you’re sleeping and he knows when you’re awake. 

Elf on the Shelf He Moves Around During the Night

Not only is he keeping his eyes on you during the day, but he lurks around the house during the night finding different mischievous shenanigans to get into. Imagine waking up in the morning, stumbling to the bathroom, and seeing a scissor wielding Elf propped on the sink. 

Elf on the Shelf There are Consequences if You’re Naughty

As if Santa keeping a watch over you isn’t bad enough, now we have an Elf physically in your home watching every move you make, and there will be hell to pay if you’re naughty. Better lock up those kitchen knives! Who knows how far the Elf will go?

Also See: Five Most Imaginative Kills from Christmas Horror

Elf on the Shelf

He Can Pop Up Anywhere at Anytime

Think you can leave the house without the Elf tagging along? Think again. There is no escape from this creepy little fella. He is “magic” after all. And he is going to keep those cold, dead eyes on you everywhere you go.  

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Written by Jessica Hubinek
Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s with two older brothers, Jessica's horror indoctrination began at a very young age. She can remember being six years old and watching her very first horror flick, A Nightmare on Elm Street. This quickly evolved into a love of all things horror. When she was ten years old and started reading Stephen King, she was forever hooked. Jessica is a former librarian and currently works in IT. She is originally from the Chicago area but currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and two dogs.
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