People are getting creative with their beloved "Elf on the Shelf" this year, and the ubiquitous Christmas toy is showing up in the weirdest places.
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For some families, watching for the elf to "appear" in funny locales and curious poses is as much of a holiday tradition as leaving cookies out for Santa.
Take a look at some of our favorites, like this elf making a snow angel. Or, a mess on the kitchen counter, depending on how you look at it:
Or this elf, who decided he's ditching the North Pole for a sunnier spot:
At least Twinkle is being productive:
And this one just wants to have fun. But who knew elves could play beer pong?
Or lift weights?
Seriously, the fridge?
But it's not all fun and games. These elves are getting ready for the busiest day of the year:
Uh-oh. How did this picture get in here?
Another elf up to some mischief: