Bad Elf.....Bad Elf: Our Elf of the Shelf seems to be up to no good. For those who don't know what this is all about...the Elf On The Shelf is a rather new tradition which is gaining popularity in the U.S. - The premiss is that once the holiday season starts the Elf magically appears. The Elf sits and watches over the kids then flies back to the North Pole at night to report what the kids that day to Santa. He then reappears the next morning in a different spot in the house. No one is allowed to touch the elf because if they do, he will lose his magic powers and won't be able to fly home.