Last year I wrote about the Elf on the Shelf.
Guess what? I still don’t like that elf.
And now he has his own MOVIE?!
Here’s a synopsis (from target.com):
“An Elf’s Story is the inspirational tale of Chippey, the enthusiastic young scout elf who is assigned by Santa to restore Taylor’s belief in Christmas magic. In spite of Taylor’s twin sisters’ joy at having an elf from the North Pole as a guest in their home, he breaks the number one Elf on the Shelf rule and touches Chippey in a boyish act of defiance.
The elf loses his Christmas magic; the entire McTuttle family loses its scout elf, and both Taylor and Chippey lose their self-respect. Through the power of love and forgiveness, both of them learn that true belief cannot be taught.”
They lose their SELF-RESPECT?! What kind of a creepy story is this?
And what exactly is “inspirational” about an elf watching you all the time?
I’m sorry. I still don’t get this.