What happens when an elf goes off his shelf?

"The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" is a 2005 children's picture book that describes how Santa's "scout elves" hide in people's homes to watch over activities, good and bad. One elf in Gautier, Miss., known as Elf on the Bayou, went rogue.
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"The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" is a 2005 children's picture book that describes how Santa's "scout elves" hide in people's homes to watch over activities, good and bad. One elf in Gautier, Miss., known as Elf on the Bayou, went rogue.

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.