Maybe I’ve just been oblivious all of these years but it’s the first year that I’ve heard of The Elf on the Shelf. I’ve seen some cutesy things that have been done with this little elf but when it comes down to it, this thing creeps me out.
If my mom had something like this in the house for the holiday season when I was a kid then I think I would have to be in therapy more than once a week.
It could be because I watched Poltergeist when I was really young (the scene with that creepy clown trying to kill that little boy is burned into my brain) but whenever I see this little elf, I picture waking up in the middle of the night to him suffocating me with a pillow or stabbing me in the face.
I’m pretty sure the little hummingbird would be pretty terrified of the thing too.
The creepy ass elf…
Not to be confused with Buddy the Elf…
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema
Of course I’m sure if I woke up with Will Ferrell sitting on a shelf by my bed then that would scare the hell out of me too.