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Elf On The Shelf
In 2004 "Elf On The Shelf", a children's picture book, was written and placed in book and retail stores all over the country. Soon the book and the "Elf" character became a family tradition for numerous families.
Elf on the Shelf: Great or Strange Christmas Tradition?
I admit it, I came late to this current holiday tradition so it took me a while to figure out why I was seeing pics plastered all over my Facebook and Twitter feed of little toy Elves dressed in red doing strange things. Some where hiding in the Christmas tree, others were peeking out from around bo…