All month long we've offered Elf on the Shelf ideas for parents but forobtained around the many instrumental thing as soon as it came to scout elf life: What the heck perform you do as soon as you relocate or touch the elf by mistake?


Elf on the Shelf emergencies are no joke. Christmas magic is at stake and reports to Santa deserve to go unyielded (and also that indicates no presents!). A 7-year-old New Jersey girl actually panicked to the point where she called 911 to report the crisis. Thankfully, the elf was okay.

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We've heard various other distressing stories, from well-meaning aunties motivated to move the elf for a funny Twitter photo to the household pet deciding that they had a far better hiding spot in mind. Sometimes it just happens while you're singing Christmas carols.


What is the protocol for as soon as a scout elf strays from its original place? The main Elf on the Shelf website recommends three means to remedy the situation:


Write Santa a note to apologizeSay sorry to the scout elfSprinkle pure cinnamon around the elf prior to bed

Why cinnamon? It's "favor vitamins for scout elves" and also "helps them obtain ago to the North Pole." Who knew this spice was so magical?


We hunted approximately for more details of what to execute. One 6294.org staffer parent argued picking up a fallen elf via range mitts, to aid minimize bumps and also bruises. There's a YouTube video that shows an elf relaxing comfortably with its head on a soft pillow of Kleenex and also continuing to be heat inside a potholder. It additionally demonstrates a distinct arm movement that supposedly helps absorption of the cinnamon vitamins.


Anvarious other video mirrors one more in far worse problem. Henry had sustained elf-threatening injuries after falling from an extremely high place. He had actually his vital indicators checked and a round of CPR atop a Lego hospital bed. The bit man endured dangerous surgical procedure and also reextended through the assist of an IV of magic fluid, doses of candy canes and caring nurses made of scurrently.


"He was badly wounded once we found him. He had shed the majority of his magic life blood. Luckily we uncovered him in time," wrote the household on the video page.


Do you have actually an Elf on the Shelf emergency story? Tell us in the comments what occurred and also what you did to fix it. Burnt out prior to Christmas? Check out these quick, basic and also cheap ideas and also have a great laugh at a few elves behaving badly.


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