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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.