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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Elf on the Shelf, Precious or A Weird Scam?

Dear Sillies,
   I don't understand the Elf on the Shelf phenomenon, do you? It's gone on for 15 years, and the product reaps millions per year. Well over one million folks follow Elf on the Shelf's Facebook page. 
   It's all creepy and weird to me. And now they have "girl" version. You can dress her as a mermaid (if you splurge on the mermaid tail). She's flat chested just like the guy, though. I'm suspect. 
   But wait, there's more: various stuffed animals like a St. Bernard that you MUST buy for your Elf. And skirts she can wear to the big little Elf prom. But the boy doesn't have any special attire. He's just a red suited anorexic. No worries, he's a star; the Elf on the Shelf DVD proves it. Don't miss out on any of the Elf on the Shelf books. That would make you a negligent parent or grandparent.
   Oy vey!

Claus Couture Collection<sup>®</sup> Merry Merry Mermaid: Scout Elf in Outfit
   Upon research, I've learned that others aren't thrilled either. In fact, over half a dozen folks who paid for a "girl" Elf on the Shelf with her skirts had this complaint:

1.0 out of 5 starsWatch out!! There is NO elf doll included with this skirt!Definitely thought this came with the elf as well. Am I that dumb? I don't think so, I think I was mislead. And the price was outrageous, so it seemed obvious that it comes with a doll! It does not. Why did I pay almost $20 for a skirt for an elf!!??And the worst part, I had to find an amazon drop off location to return it. Well, that drop off location was impossible to find. I walked around UCSD campus for 45 minutes looking for it! Serious joke. So I gave up, and now own this stupid expensive skirt. So irritated!

Imagine the horrors being stuck with Elf clothes but not having a body to put them on! Especially NOT during the holidays. I suppose you could gift the Olsen twins that tiny Elf skirt. Surely, they could both fit into it (at the same time).

1.0 out of 5 starsDescription did NOT accurately represent the actual product Was NOT clear on the ad about it being ONLY the sweaters for the elf on shelf. So once I purchased it, I had sweaters for an elf on the shelf.....but no elf on the shelf. 

Oh sweetie, you own little tiny Elf on the Shelf sweaters? Maybe you can keep your pinkie toes warm. Then go barefoot to your next ugly Christmas sweater party. I bet you'd be a winner!

And here's a question from one Elf on the Shelf customer, with an answer from another.

Question: My elf keeps watching me use the bathroom. Help?
Answer: Try closing the door. I'm guessing that your family is also getting a bit tired of watching.
Good answer! That elf is a perve.


What do you think of this Elfin craze, my friends?  
This Jewish gal says: Elf it!
 

32 comments:

  1. Fortunately it has passed me by.
    Elf it is politer than my thoughts on the subject. Much politer.

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    1. You Aussies are too smart for something so stupid and creepy. My seeming politeness is only for show, my friend. Only for show.

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  2. Elf it sounds like a great way to put it. Such a money scam with some stupid creepy doll. But at least some have clothes if it ever sneaks around.

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    1. Well they're not hiding anything with those clothes, Pat. That's the most disappointing aspect to me. I mean, to my friend. They have no genitals.

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  3. Maybe their elves went into hiding.
    I don't get it either. Glad I don't have kids - I don't have to give money for elf skirts and sweaters.

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    1. I'm glad too, and glad that my nephew's too smart for this crap.
      Thanks, Alex.

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  4. Whew! Dodged this trend. I just have to keep track of Ray - that's enough.

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    1. Yeah, your big elf causes enough mischief. Smiles.

      Cheers to you and Ray.

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  5. I am much less concern about an Elf on a shelf than I am with an Alexis or Echo on a shelf, allowing Jeff Bezos and others to listen in on me! Looking around, I can thankfully, there are no Elfs on my shelves... Just a few Teddy Bears, a small plastic Martin Luther and Yosemite Sam in a Pittsburgh Pirate outfit, and a rooster since I was born in the Year of the Cock but I also like it for the Rooster is often a symbol on steeples of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches.

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    1. The only things on my shelves are pasta, beans, and rice. I could get all inappropriate regarding the Year of the Cock, Sage. But I'll be good. For once.

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  6. I hate that friggin' elf. Not only is it a scam, it's a creepy, fascistic scam.

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    1. Yes. That's it. It's fascistic too. That's why it irks me so. Thanks, Debra.

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  7. The mermaid elf is just weird. I think it's all out creepy.

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    1. Ugly, right? How does the mermaid...Well, it's best not to ask.
      Thanks for chiming in, Diane.

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  8. The elf may be possessed. I have been subbing for schools and I was in a 1st grade class and I moved the elf and the kids flipped out. Seems touching the elf makes her lose her magic. To recover, I told them I was one of Santa's elves and had permission to move elves. Doggone good thing I'm short. They bought it.
    Thanks for my sweet card, btw. I kept meaning to email you, but I'll keep forgetting. I'm remembering now, so there it is.

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    1. Haha. I love your quick witted retort. Right - that's a stupid rule; kids can't even tough their elves until Xmas day. Apparently tall(er) adults than us can't either.

      You're most welcome.
      Hugs.

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  9. I find it all very strange. Definitely not for me. But I imagine those making a lot of money off of this are tickled pink at the popularity!

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    1. Oh, yeah, so much so they keep creating stupid pieces of clothing for them for which they charge $19.95 a piece. I couldn't even fit into those before the holidays. Why pay that kind of money for something you'll never wear? Smiles.

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  10. I don't understand that shit. I'm grateful that crap wasn't around when my kids were growing up because if they had wanted us to have that damn elf so they could be like all the other kids, then they would have heard me say "NO WAY."

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. We had better crap when we were growing up than this sh*t, right? I don't understand any of it.

      Love ya.

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  11. Haha! I did get the book and an elf when my kids were younger. I can't say we really got into the whole elf watching you thing or putting it in a different place every day. Our elf is in a box and that's where it's staying!

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    1. If it looked at all cute versus creepy, it might deserve to exit the box. But this whole thing -- ugh.

      Thanks for chiming in, Sherry.

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  12. Fortunately for me, this trend started after my sons were too old for such things. If my granddaughter is to participate in it, that will be up to my son and daughter-in-law, not me. :)

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    1. Yeah, we're lucky it's a newer trend.
      We only had the creepy fat man in a red suit to worry about. Well, I didn't, but that's another story.
      Smiles.
      Cheers, Connie.

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  13. I'm so glad this was not a thing when I was growing up. We just had plain ol' Barbie and Ken and then later, the Cabbage Patch Kids. Honestly, this whole Elf on A Shelf is too creepy for me. As for the outraged consumers, you know, that's why you should READ before you buy and never, ever assume anything.

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  14. Oops, I meant Cabbage Patch Dolls, not kids. They came later lol

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    1. You're right about all of it. At least the Cabbage Patch kids and dolls and whatever were/are pretty cute. But the Elf? That's an ugly, anorexic, androgynous creepster.
      Thanks for the smiles, Yvonne.
      I hope you're holding up just fine and enjoying the season.

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  15. I don't have an elf in the hunt but thought I'd come by and wish you happy holidays- both yours and mine!

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