Ah, The Elf on the Shelf. This mischievous little fellow is now a time-honored holiday tradition, delighting children everywhere — and inspiring contempt in their parents.
While there are endless creative shelf-elf ideas out there, the internet has produced a few, shall we say, "adult" takes on this cute Christmas custom.
Warning: #19 is definitely not suitable for children.
1. This helpful baking assistant
So THAT’S how these are made.
Now we understand why these were always our least favorite Christmas cookies.
2. This R-rated merriment
This is a far cry from the innocent games of Spin the Bottle we used to play as kids.
Although it’s nice to finally see those Disney princesses letting loose and actually having some fun for once.
Way to let your hair down, Rapunzel!
3. This not-so-Christmas-y scene
This disturbing sacrifice would look pretty out of place in Santa’s workshop.
…although we never realized how close the words “Santa” and “Satan” are…
4. This crude little dude
We get it.
Eggnog goes right through us, too.
But he could have picked a less obvious spot.
He just narrowly missed that stocking!
That would have been quite the soggy Christmas surprise.
5. Santa's (hungover) little helper
We’ve all been there, buddy.
Just have some “hair of the reindeer” and you’ll be feeling better in no time.