The story is about Santa’s “scout elves” hidden in people’s homes to watch over events.
Since the 1st of Dicember after everyone goes to bed, the scout elf flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa the activities, good and bad, that have taken place throughout the day. Before the family wakes up, the scout elf flies back from the North Pole and hides in a new spot each morning around the house.
Scout elves get their magic by being named (Our is called Henry). Once it is named, the scout elf receives its special Christmas magic, which allows it to fly to and from the North Pole, but you don’t have to touch it, otherwise the magic might disappear.
“There’s only one rule that you have to follow, so I will come back and be here tomorrow: Please do not touch me. My magic might go, and Santa won’t hear all I’ve seen or I know.”
Although you are not allowed to touch the elf, you can talk to it and tell it all your Christmas wishes so that it can report them back to Santa accurately.
The story ends on Christmas Day with the elf leaving to stay with Santa for the rest of the year until the following December.
This tradition was probably created to improve kids behaviour during Christmas period and play an on-going game of hide and seek.
A book that tells the story and include the stuffy elf is sell almost everywhere in America.
This year there is also a song that often play on the radio:
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