Kids and parents alike seem to love them, but not everyone is a fan of Elf on the Shelf.
Festive fun they may be, but when you really think about it, there is something unsettling and spooky about them.
Not only are they omnipresent, cropping up when you least expect it, but they’re essentially sent to spy on you to see if you’ve been “naughty” or “nice.”
This could be why young Reece recently had an extreme reaction to his mum’s attempt to surprise him with a visit from not one, but THREE Elves.
Filming the incident, the mum asks her sons if someone’s not knocked on the door.
“Oh my God, mum – we’ve a flipping elf!” screams Reece, seeing their silhouettes dangling through the glass.
Clearly the thought of these mysterious visitors is too much for the lad, as he starts yelling and crying.
After being asked to open the door by his mum, Reece eventually plucks up the courage to have a peek.
Unfortunately, the sight of the three elves hanging in the doorway proves too much for him, and he beats a hasty a retreat.
We could be wrong, but we don’t think that’s the reaction the mum was aiming for…