YOU'VE HEARD OF ELF ON THE SHELF... 

We all know about the endearing or creepy Elf on the Shelf. The popularity of the stuffed childhood red or green elf resurged back in 2005 after Carol Aebersold and her daughter, Chanda Bell published the book, Elf on the Shelf. A story about scout elves that are watching you in the corner of their eyes (like Susanna Hoff in the Bangles video, Walk Like an Egyptian), to see if you've been naughty or nice. And when you’re not looking, they would fly back to the North Pole and report back to Santa.

But these Elves with their unseen hands knitted together so that their arms can hold back their legs as they sit on the shelf, have been around since the 1940’s. Many of the elves we had during our own wonder years were probably bought in the 60’s or 70’s, only to spend 11 and a half months of the year boxed up in the attic. 

When I was a little fella, we’d hang them on the tree or have them hugging the skinny ornaments, causing the branches to droop. Of course as kids, we’d become mischief, and have them hanging in odd places throughout the house. Even creeping out my brother, having it sitting up in his bed…right next to his face…so the first thing he’d see when he opened his eyes was the doctored up evil face of the elf. 

In the past few years, there have been parodies of the Elf on the Shelf. You’ve seen the memes. “You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf. Get ready for…” and it would be a photo of Thor on a Boar. Storm Trooper on the Pooper. Shaggy in a Baggy. Sloth on a Goth. Trump on a Stump. Obama on a llama. So I thought I would try my hand on come up with some local Elf on the Shelf parody memes. So here we go! "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf. Now comes...."

...Mav on a Rav
...Mav on a Rav
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..Walt in a Vault
..Walt in a Vault
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...mayors with Taxpayers
...mayors with Taxpayers
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...Bobby Bones on Pine Cones
...Bobby Bones on Pine Cones
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...Coach Clarky on a Wild Turkey
...Coach Clarky on a Wild Turkey
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...Coyote on a Floatie
...Coyote on a Floatie
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...DJ Aly in the Wenatchee Valley
...DJ Aly in the Wenatchee Valley
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