The Elf on the Shelf is back to save Christmas – to keep festive spirits high

Elf is back to reignite the same festive magic of Christmas' past
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  • It’s December 1st, which means only one thing…the elves are back! Fresh from the North Pole for Christmas this year, the official The Elf on the Shelf is back for more festive fun and frolics to help keep the magic alive.

    All the fun and games are back to make the countdown more entertaining – because this Christmas, we need all the help we can get.

    More countdown cheer: All these advent calendars are massively reduced – from Harry Potter, Disney and Friends, all 60% off!

    The Elf on the Shelf is back!

    Te Elf on the Shelf boxset set 2019

    Photo credit: The Elf On The Shelf

    As the phenomena that is The Elf on the Shelf hits our shores once again this Christmas, there’s a whole new look for the keepsake box.

    The original children’s box set, is a fun-filled kit featuring a book that tells a tale of a secret elf sent by Santa to keep a watchful eye on children at Christmas time – reporting back to Father Christmas in the North Pole. With over 100 tips and tricks and 15 elf-sized tools to inspire Scout Elves it’s fun for all the family.

    The book also comes with an elf figurine that parents can secretly place around the house to watch over children.

    The Elf on the Shelf 2019 boxset

    Photo credit: The Elf On The Shelf

    Throughout the book, a group of elves known as Santa’s Scout Elf Training Team offers advice to teach other Scout Elves how to fly, jump, hide and play in clever ways while visiting their families during the holidays. Making it easy for Scout Elves to create unforgettable moments in the family’s home, with lots of playful ideas.

    You pick up The Elf on the Shelf from all good retailers.

    The Elf on the Shelf: £20, Argos
    Hiding the cheeky elf provides hours of entertainment. We love the ingenious and creative photos that surface online year after year, of what the elves get up to when no one’s watching!

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    The Elf on the Shelf is a colossal hit with children and parents across the globe, as these snaps prove…

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    Hide the cheeky Elf in the house plants.

    Leave personal messages on the mirror for little ones – to add a personal touch.

    A helpful reminder for the kids to brush their teeth, but not so great for the bathroom mirror staying clean.

    Uh oh! When elves trying to help with the housework goes wrong. (no elves were harmed in the taking of this photo we’re sure!)

    The Christmas sweetie stash might not be entirely safe from a cheeky elf.

    Take your shoes off children – the scout elves will know if you’ve trampled mud through the house.

    Settled on a shelf in children’s bedrooms, the scout elf will know if kids aren’t going to bed when they’re asked to.

    Selling millions of copies across the globe, the box set has previously been crowned number 1 bestseller by Wall Street Journal.


    There are only two rules of Scout Elf club.

    First, a Scout Elf cannot be touched; Christmas magic is very fragile and if a Scout Elf is touched it may lose its magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, a Scout Elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake; a Scout Elf’s job is to watch and listen.

    Elf on the Shelf

    Image credit: Elf On The Shelf

    Families can officially register their Scout Elf’s name with the North Pole, to receive a free adoption certificate as well as a personalised letter from Santa. Too cute.

    It’s a great Christmas tradition to start with your children when they are young and can be enjoyed by all the family.

    Related: 10 reasons why you should head to Poundland this Christmas

    We wonder what other spots and shelves you may find him watching from this year, and more importantly what he’ll get up to when our backs are turned!


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