Elf on the shelf rules every parents and child needs to know.
Written 20th November 2023 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter
Whether you're welcoming a Christmas Elf to your shelf for the first time or reuniting with your favorite festive companion this year - everyone needs to know the Elf on the Shelf rules and process
An elf's job is to helpf Santa work out which children are being good. The 'Scout Elf' flies back to the North Pole each night and reports back to Santa.
When they return they can be a bit naughty and can end up in different places.
Elf on the Shelf Arrives sometime between 24th November - 1st December
Some elves remain at the North Pole to assist Santa with last-minute tasks, so don't be concerned if your Santa arrives a bit later than others.
Name your elf to activate the magic
Elves need a special name chosen by you to give them the magic to fly back to the North Pole each night.
Your Elf will return each morning to a different spot
Elves land back in a different spot each day, where could they be hiding? In the cutlery drawer, your lounge or will they be doing something cheeky?
Some more cheeky elves
Your elf will leave on 24th December
On December 24th, your elf will head back to the North Pole to assist Santa in final Christmas Eve preparations. Afterwards, they'll take a well-deserved rest in January and contribute to toy-making for the following Christmas.
And Lastly - there are some important Elf on the Shelf Rules that all children should abide to.