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3 excuses for why your Elf on the Shelf didn't move last night

Fell asleep and forgot to find a new home for your kids' elf? Try one of these handy (and somewhat plausible) explanations.

3 excuses for why your Elf on the Shelf didn't move last night

Illustration: Emily Beaton

Sugar coma

“He went on a cookie bender and passed out in a sugar coma.” 

Illustration of an Elf on the Shelf doll hugging a gingerbread cookie while unconscious from a sugar comaIllustration: Emily Beaton

He was startled

“I came downstairs for a drink and saw magic dust—I think I startled him, so he didn’t go to the North Pole.” 

Illustration of an Elf on the Shelf doll getting caught by a parentIllustration: Emily Beaton

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Elf holiday

“Oh, I forgot to mention: Today’s a holiday for elves, so he’s taking it easy.” 

Illustration of an Elf on the Shelf doll relaxing in an armchair with a cat and a cup of cocoaIllustration: Emily Beaton

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This article was originally published on Dec 01, 2020

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail

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