Elf on the Shelf is the fun fad of the decade for kids and parents alike. Elf is magical and reports to Santa each night letting him know who has been naughty or nice. However, Elf is a little mischievous his self.

The Elf on the Shelf comes with the Elf story book and the Elf toy (can be a boy or girl). The rest is up to you. You decide what kind of mischief he gets into and what he reports back to Santa. Now if the kids touch the Elf he/she will lose their magic and can't report back to Santa, therefore gifts might not show up on Christmas morning.

Elf can get into all kinds of fun (or trouble) when he shows up during the night but for the most part he just likes to bring joy to the kids. Elf now has a buddy to hang with too, Reindeer. Reindeer helps get Santa's sleigh to and from the North Pole and brings even more magic to Christmas. Unlike the Scout Elf, the more you love and touch Reindeer the more magic he creates.

If you have little ones in your house they will love the fun and magic created by Elf and Reindeer. You will have just as much fun coming up with what your Elf will do next. If you need help coming up with ideas Pinterest has a ton of great ones.

Listen Here to Creator Carol Aebersold Tell About the Tradition of 'Elf on the Shelf'