Make Way for a Kinder, Gentler Elf

Elf on the Shelf has been bashed, knocked around and rebelled against by many parents. Admittedly, the premise of Elf on the Shelf is a tad creepy. In Theory, Here’s How it Works:  The elf comes boxed in a fancy gift box  with a storybook of how the elf came to be.  Additional elf outfits […]

Crazy Christmas Eve Tradition…Thanks Mom!

Comfort Food for Me is Chinese. Always Has Been.  I Guess I can Thank My Mom and Her Crazy Christmas Eve Tradition. There was exactly one Chinese Restaurant in My Town on Long Island. It was the place we picked for special occasions.  To me it was so exotic and fancy.  The dining room was a […]

Elf Culture

Ah the Elf. Yes.  We Have an Elf. Elf on the Shelf. 6 Years and Going Strong.  I thought we would have outgrown her, but not yet. She has become a Christmas Family Tradition and that’s a Good Thing. Guess You Never Outgrown Family Traditions. Her Schedule is Short and Tight.  She arrives Thanksgiving Morning with Advent […]

An Elf Saga

I wish I had invented The Elf on the Shelf. We Love having an Elf.   We have a Girl Elf.  Her name is Christmas. I go with all the “Elf Protocol”. Christmas Elf arrives Thanksgiving Morning. Sometimes she brings little gifts – Legos, chocolates, lipsticks, Advent Calendars. She is with us all day and enjoys […]