Elf on the Shelf Battle: Is your Elf the most mischievous?

Some Elf entries from last year: Sandy wrote: "Tonight Happy Bing-A-Ling left 6 clues throughout the house with the final clue leading to the computers where they will find personal video messages from the "Boss" himself."

Some Elf entries from last year: Sandy wrote: "Tonight Happy Bing-A-Ling left 6 clues throughout the house with the final clue leading to the computers where they will find personal video messages from the "Boss" himself."

One of my favorite naughty elves from last year: Elfie had some fun at Nancy's house marking up their family photos! Don't panic: the markers are dry erase. Pretty smart I think!

One of my favorite naughty elves from last year: Elfie had some fun at Nancy's house marking up their family photos! Don't panic: the markers are dry erase. Pretty smart I think!

Another favorite from last year: Julie's Elf is sending a subtle message that he wants snow. It looks like he wrote it in lipstick!

Another favorite from last year: Julie's Elf is sending a subtle message that he wants snow. It looks like he wrote it in lipstick!

It is time once again for the AJCMomania Elf on the Shelf Battle. We want to know how creative and mischievous your elf is!

Across the nation, elves are arriving to watch the kids for Santa and to create mischief in your home. We want to see the photographic evidence of their antics and steal ideas for own elves.

So here’s how it will work: From Dec. 3 to Dec. 17, we invite families to post photos of their elf’s handiwork on our Momania Facebook page. Readers will vote with comments and likes for the most creative and mischievous elf!

Last year many families posted every single day and we loved “borrowing” their best ideas to use with our elves the next night!

I will post the cutest creations at least once a week on the blog, but you can check them out daily on our Facebook page.

I am still working on finding some prizes for us. I will keep you posted.

Share the page with your friends and family so they can post photos too. We would love to see elves from all over the United States, if not the world! HAVE FUN!

32 comments Add your comment

Grace Slick

December 3rd, 2012
7:42 am

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Geez

December 3rd, 2012
7:43 am

I agree with ^^^^ –

Kat

December 3rd, 2012
8:17 am

Aw! Let us have our fun!

Our “Elfie” has taken a liking to Periwinkle (Tinkerbell’s “sister” in the new fairy movie). So, he has been caught propositioning her with mini marshmallows. And, her took her on a “date” to our city’s Tree Lighting – and took his picture with her and sent it to us.

They are still in the courting phase, of course…

Anan

December 3rd, 2012
8:36 am

This Elf thing may backfire. Are children allowed to do the naughty things that the Elf does?

Not again...................

December 3rd, 2012
8:36 am

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Voice of Reason

December 3rd, 2012
8:46 am

This again? Question? Why does the Elf have to do mischievous things? Why can’t the Elf simply just move to different locations each night to make it fun for the kids to find each morning? I DO NOT understand this needless destruction on the part of some Elves. It gives all Elves a bad rap.

Maybe we just have very well-behaved Elves.

Chaos

December 3rd, 2012
8:51 am

Seriously? This again? How about a discussion about that idiot family from Alpharetta that was in the news for not making their precious snowflake follow the rules at Sea World when she got her hand nibbled by a dolphin?

It’s NOT Sea World’s fault your parenting skills suck.

FCM

December 3rd, 2012
8:52 am

our elf is calm. our dog is the mischeivous one.

Georgia

December 3rd, 2012
8:54 am

How can a comment exceed the margin and go all the way past the area reserved for the newspaper itself? New generation ubertroll? I remember when the animated emoticon debuted. It unleashed millions of trolls. They were just so proud of their accomplishment. Like words needed explaining. With a cartoon. And only a mere handful of faces could fine tune the tone of a remark.

Chaos

December 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

@Georgia

If we could just post pictures in the comments section of this blog it would up the ante on the relative enjoyability of these comments.

Techmom

December 3rd, 2012
9:07 am

Where do you buy one of these mischievous elves and what age did you start with him? I’m guessing about 3 when they start comprehending Santa. My brother & sister in law both have young kids now so I think their time is coming! (Personally I’m thankful my son is too old for this mess).

Phil from Athens

December 3rd, 2012
9:09 am

So Theresa lies to her kids by telling them an imaginary elf is at their house. Why do parents continue to lie to their kids about this stuff?

Phil from Athens

December 3rd, 2012
9:10 am

“Why does the Elf have to do mischievous things? ”

Because parents are bored and have nothing else to do but lie to their kids.

I’d be hilarious to see a kid take Theresa’s car keys and flush them down the toilet and then blame it on the elf.

Soccer MILF

December 3rd, 2012
9:31 am

My kids were freaked out by those elves. Especially one tim ewhen i taped a knife to the elfs hand

FCM

December 3rd, 2012
9:44 am

@techmom….Target had them just before Thanksgiving. Do know know if they still do.

Sam Adams

December 3rd, 2012
9:56 am

White people problems…

MomsRule

December 3rd, 2012
10:03 am

Isn’t this the 3rd year in a row that the topic has been these Elves?

I don’t normally complain about topics but this is beyond dull.

Techmom

December 3rd, 2012
10:11 am

Oh Lord, Target has an “official” adoption center for the Elves. SMH

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 3rd, 2012
10:44 am

Cheer up people — It’s only the second year that I’ve asked folks to share their photos. It’s not mandatory. You don’t have to feel put out if other people want to share. We had about 70 photos posted last year and lots of families that wanted to share and lots of families that wanted to use their ideas.

I have seen them in Target and I think bookstores have them too because originally it was sold with a book.

The elves do not have to naughty to share. If your elf has a favorite location or silly location or funny location, feel free to share. No pressure.

Becky

December 3rd, 2012
10:55 am

@VOR..We have an elf, but he does not makes messes or destroy stuff..He just moves from one place to another..Guess, he’s a little boring, but the kids love looking for him, so that makes it all worth while..

@Techmom..Yes, you can get them at Target for $30.00, which is a little much imo..

Sharon C

December 3rd, 2012
12:05 pm

Forget Target…Get your elves here! https://www.elvesfromcatie.com/store/elves-for-your-home/ They’re much cuter, and only $15….or get the bundle with the book for $25. Some proceeds for the $25 version support Childhood Cancer research! Or donate $15 outright to send an elf to a child with cancer. Great cause, adorable elves!

Busy Mom

December 3rd, 2012
12:59 pm

@techmom…You can also get them at buy buy baby and use a 20% Bed Bath & Beyond coupon.

DB

December 3rd, 2012
1:14 pm

Dang elves are everywhere . . . I HATE those frickin’ elves, I didn’t embrace “elfdom” when my kids were small, because it seemed like with most of their friends, the elf was leaving gifts. MORE GIFTS!?! If I had had this bright idea, it might have been a possibility, but I was so outraged at what I saw as yet another way of extracting gifts in the holiday season that the elf simply did not exist in our house! Call me Grinch. :-) I save my mischievious tricks for April Fools. :-)

malleesmom

December 3rd, 2012
1:19 pm

so glad we never went through the “Elf” stage. Sounds like a royal pain to me. When I attempted to explain the phenomenon to the DH he looked at me appalled. :)

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 3rd, 2012
1:57 pm

We did a work elf thing last year….and I hung him with a noose on the doorframe of my office with a suicide note. The littlest things will get you called a “humbug”!

Penguinmom

December 3rd, 2012
2:05 pm

@malleesmom – I agree. I guess if I was going to force the kids to clean up the mess, it might be more interesting.

@techmom – personally if someone gave me one of these as a present, pretty sure it would end up at Goodwill or just be used as a regular Christmas decoration. I kinda think it should be something purchased by the person if they are into that kind of thing.

Wayne

December 3rd, 2012
2:08 pm

@Who knows: OMG, I want to laugh at that comment, but it just doesn’t seem right for some reason…

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 3rd, 2012
2:10 pm

@Wayne…if you want to really crack up…go to babyrabies dot com and check out their inappropriate elf contest…..it’s really funny!

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 3rd, 2012
2:11 pm

There is NOTHING funnier than an elf in a barbie car with barbie’s head in his lap with the caption “I think I dropped my earring”!

who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

December 3rd, 2012
2:14 pm

I think I’m going to post on Momania’s FB page “Elf goes looking for presents in Mom’s night stand and finds her vibrating back massager”……let your imagination go with the visual of that one!!

Jessica

December 3rd, 2012
5:00 pm

I love Christmas, but those little elves are just plain creepy — too much like clowns.

ABC

December 3rd, 2012
8:05 pm

Sorry but the elf is lame and looks really disturbing.