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People Are Laughing After This Teen Was Tasked With Handling Her Family's "Elf On The Shelf"

"Santa has noticed the case of beer that is in your bedroom..."

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Alexis Elliot, an 18-year-old from Ohio, was given a huge responsibility this holiday season, to set up her family's elves one night. She told BuzzFeed News that her parents were out of ideas, "So they said I could do it." Crystal Elliott said that she and her husband, James, had passed the task on to their daughter, following failed brainstorming, which included a Pinterest search.

When asked if her family falls mostly on Santa's naughty or nice list, the teen responded, "I'd definitely say, naughty." Her family's elves are named Buddy, Simon, and Timmy. Here's Buddy and Simon chilling.

Alexis Elliott

"We have the three elves," the mom told BuzzFeed News. "We have one for each one of the kids."

For the last few years, every night from December 1 through Christmas, the parents have set up the elves in a new spot, typically leaving notes with them.


And last but not least, Simon:

Alexis Elliott

The mom said that the accusations were valid. “Yes, unfortunately true," she said, when asked if they were legitimate, mentioning that the notes contained some element of exaggeration.

Luckily, the daughter faced no punishment for her take. "I thought it was awesome," her dad, James Elliott, told BuzzFeed News. "Like she said, we have a sense of humor."

"We were dying," the mom said of the notes. The father said that he may try to one-up his daughter's notes, and noted that he's in a better position to drag his kids, considering that he's their father, and therefore has a cache of possibly compromising memories.

“Since they're my children I have a lot of information," he said. "I can dig up stuff from the past.”

However, the mom doesn't think the two of them will be able to top their daughter's work.

"My parents let me do our elf on the shelf last night for my siblings and all I gotta say is this elf doesn’t play around lmaoo," the teen wrote on Twitter.

My parents let me do our elf on the shelf last night for my siblings and all I gotta say is this elf doesn’t play a…

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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