Those shelf elves... they're so tricky!

There were no elves on shelves when I was a kid so it took a while for me to understand that these elves watch over the kids in each house and report back to Santa every night.

Once I started understanding that, I really saw the fun that's behind each elf appearing to cause some mischief while doing his or her job.

There's one elf in the Chicago suburbs who played the best prank ever on Ava and Nathan's dad, John.

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I mean, that is some great elf work!

Ava and Nathan must have some really special parents who are letting their elf prank them so hard!

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