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The Elf on the Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I left work before finding out if the elf was found…

Merry Christmas (Eve)!!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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You think it‘s safe to let your drink bottle dry on your desk after it‘s been in the dishwasher… and some larrikin puts an elf in it 😂

Flingogal It was a very dry gin I heard 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag *was* 🤣🤪 3w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I think the takeaway from this game of hide the elf is that our desks are super cute…

Flingogal We have to have some joy! 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Flingogal, indeed! Who wants a boring desk? Not us! (edited) 3w
Soubhiville Those are some fun creatures! 3w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘m running out of time to post all of these!

Completely normal to have a Mr Squiggle on your work desk?

CarolynM 3w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Little Elf is embarking on a new career as a trapeze artist…

Unfortunately @Flingogal spotted it almost immediately - it did get a laugh tho so still a win!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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He‘s probably listening to the Ying Yang Twin‘s holiday classic… deck da club 🤘🏼

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg, the Ying Yang Twins. 4w
RaeLovesToRead Is this a Christmas song that I need to Google? 🤣 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @RaeLovesToRead, absolutely! Turn the volume up and enjoy! (It‘s also the song in the opening credits of Office Christmas Party) 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego, this song came up at a trivia night recently - 2 points to me for knowing song name and artist 🤩 4w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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🎶 I always feel like somebody's watching me
And I have no privacy (oh, oh)
I always feel like somebody's watching me
Tell me is it just a dream? 🎶

Gissy I like that song! ☺️ 4w
RaeLovesToRead Gahh it's in my head now 🤣 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @RaeLovesToRead *diabolical laughter* 4w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Did not even notice the elf was in there when I watered my plant (in my defence, I did turn the pot around a bit to take this photo 🙈)

Flingogal Good luck tomorrow!! 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Flingogal, I‘ll probably need it 🥺😅 4w
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Kimberlone
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Another favorite holiday tradition: Elf on the Shelf! I know the elf is controversial, but we enjoy it and have modified it for our family (e.g. we don‘t use the elf/Santa as a threat around kid behaviors). Our elf brings new books every year, and this year wanted to enrich the kids‘ holiday collection. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #selfiescavengerhunt #holidaytradition

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BethM
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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If Wes ever asks….
Also I‘m old enough to know this is a new tradition 😂

#wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

Chelleo 🤣😂🤣 1mo
StayCurious Your son is named Wes? My new baby boy is named Wes! 1mo
BethM @StayCurious no way! Yeah his full name is Wesley :) 1mo
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StayCurious @BethM Mine too - spelled the same way as well! (edited) 1mo
BethM @StayCurious no way!! What‘s his middle name? 1mo
Avanders Lol love this 1mo
StayCurious @BethM He is named after my husband's uncle, Steven, and after his grandfather, Benny. 1mo
BethM @StayCurious nice Mine is after his grandfather Ken- if they‘d had the same middle names that would‘ve been super weird! 1mo
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peaknit
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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If you know, you know. So glad have kept Pete the elf in timeout this year. My kids have outgrown him at last. #holidaylaughs #TeamMistletoe

Flaneurette I did this last night! Darn it 1mo
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aperfectmjk
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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TheSpineView Excellant! 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
keys_on_fire I hear ya about the posts! 😆 Great job! 1mo
StayCurious These look fun! 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Was this your attempt at hiding it @Flingogal ?

Flingogal It was a very rush job! 1mo
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Allylu
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Saw this on Facebook and thought many of us would get a chuckle from it. #HolidayLaughs #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

OriginalCyn620 😂😂😂 1mo
Clwojick ❤️🤣 1mo
TheSpineView That's good!!!😂😂😂 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Added some party hat flair…

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Points for cuteness but minus points for it being in a really obvious spot 😂 @Flingogal

Flingogal You're really not great at leaving your desk alone 🤣 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Well - I‘ll expect great things after my week away 😉😂 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Spotted immediately but super cute 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Nothing says Christmas like restarting the great game of hiding the elf around the office with @Flingogal

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fun!!! I‘m glad the elf wasn‘t around when my girls were little because I KNOW I would have forgotten!! 🤣 1mo
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Roary47
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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My oldest wanted to watch Elf shows today. We have been doing Elf on a shelf for her since she was 1year old. This is her elf “Ellf” and she just received her dog. Still debating on her name. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers 5*3 +20+1 =36. @StayCurious

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katiekat311
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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#FestivePhotoChallenge, Day 2: Red and White

Bojangles the Elf is one of the most stressful part of the holiday season. Can‘t let the Christmas magic dwindle by not moving this gentleman 😅

@Clwojick

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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Another holiday tradition is the Elf on the Shelf. He comes Thanksgiving night. 31 pts #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious This would also count for day 1 of #festivephotochallenge red and green 2mo
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Kimberlone
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Kshakal
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Ellie, my nieces elf even came to visit last weekend!! #elf #sleightheshelves @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!! 13mo
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TheSpineView
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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Eggs
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Eggs ❤️🎅❤️ @OriginalCyn620 (edited) 13mo
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FantasyChick
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Just gonna leave this here for anyone who needs it 😂😂

#WinterGames #MerryReaders #HolidayLaughs #FreeTheElves

@Clwojick

Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 13mo
Laughterhp 💚💚💚 13mo
BookwormAHN That will be my excuse 😸 13mo
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Roary47
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Mehso-so

The book about the elf tradition. Elf explains why he/she visits and what those visits are for.

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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Family Tradition- we have been doing the elf since it went viral a few years ago. The kids love it so much it is worth it. Plus read the book that came with the elf. #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 @StayCurious
20 pts - tradition
5 pts - holiday meme
25 pts - Christmas book
1 pt - participation
51 pts Total 99

Inspiredtoreadwrite 😆😅🤣😂 13mo
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BayouGirl85
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Eric the Elf has arrived. 🤣🤣 #ChristmasTradition #MerryReaders #WinterGames2020

Jadams1776 Love it! 14mo
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cwarnier
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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BarkingMadRun 😂😂😂 2y
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DieAReader
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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“Elf in my belly!” 🙀🤣. A friend of mine had this (inc. quote lol) on his Fb & I just about died 🤣🤣🤣. #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #HolidayLaughs

Bookworm54 6 points. That‘s my favourite elf on the shelf so far! They scare me haha 2y
DieAReader I‘m not sure how I feel about them tbh. I‘m on the fence between cute (antics) & creepy! Hubby & I are kidless so thankfully it‘s not something we ever need to partake in lol 🤣 2y
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cwarnier
The Elf on the Shelf - Girl LT: Light Girl | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda Bell, Coe Steinwart
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BarkingMadRun 😂😂😂 2y
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Inkblotsandcoffeestains
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Pickpick

More #holidayread books from today. I have a soft spot for The Elf on the Shelf, but I loved Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf just as much! +81 points for #merryreaders #wintergames @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick 81 pt. 2y
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AsYouWish
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Hi all, I need help! My school has dress up days this week for staff. Tomorrow is Tacky Tuesday, I have decided to be an Elf! I have my dress, accessories are being worked on, I am doing a trial run of my makeup & everything is working out great. Except, I DON‘T HAVE AN ELF NAME!😱
I have about five favorites on this list, but there are so many good names out there. I would appreciate any suggestions either from this list or from your brains. 👇🏻

AsYouWish Thank you all in advance! You are all super amazing! #WinterGames #MerryReaders @StayCurious @Clwojick 2y
AsYouWish My top favorites are Cranberry, Mistletoe, Tinsel, and Peppermint. 2y
AmyK1 I like Cranberry 👍🏼 2y
AMohamed I like Cheer 2y
Clwojick 1 ptt. 2y
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Texreader
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Pickpick

We skipped this “new” tradition when the kids were little so this is the first time I‘ve read about it. This is a very cute book and a very cute story. But I can‘t say I‘m disappointed we didn‘t do it. I like having had our old-fashioned Christmas without the stress of this elf! #holidayread

#wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @staycurious

coffees 21pts!! 12-15 2y
Tamra Smart move 2y
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cwarnier
The Elf on the Shelf - Girl LT: Light Girl | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda Bell, Coe Steinwart
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BarkingMadRun 😂😂 2y
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Reviewsbylola
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Naughty Trixie is all wrapped up amongst my books tonight. 😆

Leftcoastzen 😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 😆 cute! 2y
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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Joke from the advent calendar @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54 #wintergames #teamnutcracker

6 pts total 2061

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MoonWitch94
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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I personally don‘t really like the elf on the shelf. I had Santa Mouse (way better in my opinion) & also, as a witch, I cannot condone enslavement of house elves 😉🤪🤣 HOWEVER, I babysit some really great kids who love themselves some elves and it‘s their tradition. It was my job to place them in a new spot, and I was super proud of this! They kiddos were psyched. #WinterGames #JingleBallers #sharedtradition

FantasyChick Love it! 21pts 2y
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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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My son said frostbite should not be taken lightly. #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

6 pts

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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Today‘s elf joke from advent calendar. @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54 #wintergames #teamnutcracker

6 pts

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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Our poor elf on the shelf is being chased by dragons and trying for a quick getaway. #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

1 pt total 854

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bibliobliss
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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• December 8th ❄️ ❄️ of the #WinterGames

Channel-surfing before dinner and stumbled across ELF. I've never watched it all the way through (it's not really my jam) but I'll try it for a bit for #TeamFestivus. I like Will Ferrell but I don't think it's his best •

#happyholidays #holidaymovies #comedy #funnies

ozma.of.oz Have you seen Stranger Than Fiction? That is, hands down, my favorite Will Ferrell movie. (edited) 2y
bibliobliss @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I have!! I remember enjoying it 2y
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️❤️ 2y
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mdm139
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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The elf on the shelf is also a #holidaytradition. The kids race around every morning to find him. Sometimes he gets caught being silly. Today he is trying to get to the hot cocoa kisses in the pantry door (that is a shoe organizer to store the small stuff). @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54
#wintergames #teamnutcracker

21 pts total 640

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overtheedge
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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Reading Bingo
Awkward Family Dinner:Homesick For Another World by Ottessa Moshfagh.
More than 250 pages: Chasing Christmad Eve by Jill Shelvis
Free Space: Elf On The Shelf
Character celebrates hanukkah: Hannukah Cookies With Sprinkles.
Less Than 250 pages: Snowman At Christmas
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #Readingbingo

StayCurious Way to go! +21 2y
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peaknit
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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#wintergames #TeamNutcracker #holidaytradition Meet Pete! This little guy has been coming with Santa on St. Nicks eve for many years, before it was a “thing”. We have had some fun with Pete but my kids, 14 and 19, are beyond toilet papering the tree - this year he‘s providing a silly or sarcastic quote each day on the mirror for a little fun holiday spirit. Dude is a lot of work so I‘m glad to have him kick back and be a smarty pants this year. 😂

Bookworm54 1 point :) don‘t forget to tag @Bookworm54 @Clwojick and @StayCurious in your posts so we don‘t miss them! I will keep checking the tag though incase some slip through ☺️ 2y
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InBooksILive
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My kids and I love reading this book this time every year and I always enjoy finding new, funny places to put our elf on the shelf, Toby, every day.

#holidayread #wintergames Team #TheFilthyAnimals @rather_be_reading

@StayCurious @Clwojick

rather_be_reading i would also say this counts as holiday tradition 2y
rather_be_reading 41pts❄ 2y
InBooksILive @rather_be_reading oh yeah! Didn't even think about it 2y
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MoonWitch94
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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I saw this at Spencer‘s Christmas 🎄 Store in the mall today & laughed out loud SO HARD 🤣😂🤣😂 #holiday laughs #uglysweater #wintergames #jingleballers #UglyChristmasSweater #iboughtoneformyboyfriend

FantasyChick Bahahahaha I love this! 6pts 2y
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