Dad Straps GoPro To Elf On The Shelf, Captures Incredible Footage
December has arrived - and with it comes Elf on the Shelf, sent by dear old Santa Claus to check on children across the globe. If you feel like you’ve missed out on something, here’s the big scoop - the festive toy began as a children's book in the US in 2005, telling the story of how Santa sends a "scout" elf to check whether your children are being "naughty or nice". Recently, the book moved across the great pond to the UK, where it grew into other merchandise including a figure of the book’s character.
Families all over the globe have been getting Santa’s little helper to keep an eye on their little ones in the days before Christmas. It is both a great addition to every house’s Christmas decorations and an exceptional educational method. Kids know that they have to be extra nice during this period and with Elf on the Shelf, everything is in exceptional order, so parents can rest easy.
But have you ever wondered what Elf is actually up to at night? One dad in Boise, Idaho decided that his entire family deserves to know the truth about how Elwood, as they endearingly call him, gets to Santa to deliver him the deets.
After the kids say “goodnight” to Elwood, dad straps a GoPro camera to the toy, sitting in his designated spot on the top shelf in the living room. The next morning they find footage of the Elf waking up from his slumber, climbing down from the shelf and, camera in hand, looking for the fastest way out of the house to reach Santa!
He tries the front door, but no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t jump high enough to grab the door handle. He goes back to the living room, where he sees that the window is slightly ajar, so he runs over to the foot stool, drops his heavy load and jumps out!
Have you been nice this year? You have one more week to behave!