Elf on the Shelf is the whimsical holiday character that rescues parents’ sanity during the Christmas season by watching over children and dutifully reporting their behavior back to Santa. But that can’t take all night! We started to wonder what Elf on the Shelf really does all while children are nestled, all snug in their beds. We asked our talented community of designers to shows us if Santa’s little helper is all sweet smiles and rosy cheeks, or if perhaps he’s been up to some stuff that Santa should be aware of…

Take a scroll and see who’s been having a little too much fun while away from the North Pole.

The winners:

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Winner 3

The runners up

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