20 Parents Whose ‘Elf On The Shelf’ Scheme Went Hilariously Wrong

Published 2 years ago

If you are not aware of the “Elf on the Shelf” tradition, here is a little snippet of info-  The Christmas elf is sent by Santa to observe the kids so that they can report to Santa if the kid is nice or naughty.

Although this tradition is exciting for the children, the parents sometimes fail to execute the story properly, and it ends up in hilarious situations. Scroll below to read some of the most hilarious ‘Elf on the shelf’ fails.

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#1 Things Got More Toasty Than Planned

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#2 Daughter Ran Into My Room Screaming “What Is The Elf Doing To My Doll?” Well I Thought They Were Dancing

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#3 Tried To Write A Fun Bathtub Message From The Elf, But It Turned Out A Little Cryptic

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#4 Snow Angels In Sugar Turned Out Looking More Like A Crime Scene

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#5 Did A Cute Angel Thing For The Elf. The Cat Thought It Was Litter And Did A Giant S**t On My Kitchen Side. My Poor Kids. We Go To Find The Elf And He’s Had A Giant S**t?

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#6 I Happened To Look In Our Window And Noticed That When She’s Backlit, It Didn’t Quite Look As Cute As Intended

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#7 Balding Barry… Our Elf’s Hat Came Off So We Decided To Super Glue It To No Avail. Hey, Let’s Use Nail Polish Remover To Get The Glue Off….laughing Hysterically Ever Since!!!

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#8 New Puppy Got Ahold Of The Elf, And The Rest Is, Well

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#9 Set The Elf Up Near The Toilet, And He Promptly Fell In

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#10 Elf On The Shelf Display Goes Horribly Wrong And Stains The Kitchen Floor

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#11 I Bit The Head Off The Kids Christmas Elf

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#12 I Didn’t Prepare For The Off Chance The Tape Didn’t Hold. So My Children Woke Up To An Elf That Drowned In Last Nights Spaghetti Pot

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#13 I Seriously Forgot I Put The Freaking Elf In The Freaking Oven

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#14 Intruder Alert!

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#15 Well….i Thought It Would Be Funny. My Kids… Not So Much ??. Both Had Tears And Told The Elf They Didn’t Like Her Anymore

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#16 Well I Guess I Should Have Checked To Make Sure That There Wasn’t A F***ing Elf In The Fireplace Before Turning It On

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#17 Set The Elf Up Eating Cheetos, And Didn’t Notice Where I Sprinkled Them Until My Kids Started Laughing

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#18 This Idea Looked Okay At That Time. Brandon Woke Up To Find Berry An Well Brandon Said That’s The Creepiest Thing His Elf Has Done And He Doesn’t Like It

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#19 Poor Ken! Tried To Spread A Little Christmas Cheer At The Piano And Look What Happened

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#20 So We Decided For “Buddy” To Have Some Lil Zipline Action, But Used Fish Wire Instead Of A Noticeable String, So Yea! Angelito Said He Seen Buddy Floating. He Is Scared Of Him Now

Image source: Karen G. Quiroga

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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