And it totally got me and the kiddies (plus a cousin) in the Christmas mood.
We were able to meet the author of The Elf on the Shelf at a book signing several years ago and have been HUGE fans ever since.
Some people aren't fans and to that we say, to each their own.
For us, "Elphie" reminds us of the magic of the season. Our elf isn't about making messes and mischievous behavior. He is more about having family fun and making memories.