Dad Took 'Elf On The Shelf' To A Terrifying New Level In Hysterical Photos

09/12/2015 12:05 GMT | Updated 09/12/2015 12:59 GMT

Parents are racking their brains to find the most creative scenarios for their elves in the now inescapable 'Elf on the Shelf' Christmas tradition.

However this dad might have just topped them all.

Rather than buy the elf, Joe Wynberg from Canada decided to go one step further and be the elf.

So we finally caved and decided to do the "Elf on the Shelf" thing. The kids are going to be so surprised! We named our elf FLE and he will be in some pretty precarious spots over the next 24 days! Enjoy.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Monday, 30 November 2015


Wynberg's wife and mum-of-four Megan Wynberg wrote on Facebook on 30 November: "So we finally caved and decided to do the 'elf on the shelf' thing. The kids are going to be so surprised.

"We named our elf FLE and he will be in some pretty precarious spots over the next 24 days! Enjoy."

The mum uploaded a photo of her husband dressed as an elf hiding on top of the fridge.

The couple have been posting photos of FLE the elf in imaginative places since 1 December, much to the amusement of their friends and family.

And FLE the elf has certainly been up to some mischief. Alongside the hilarious photos, Megan Wynberg is writing captions to tell the story of the elf.

From being pushed out of the house to desperately trying to get back in, it's been a busy month.

Here's what FLE has been up to...

Eating the advent calendars.

Well, day one, and I am not sure about this "Elf on the Shelf" thing. FLE ate the kids advent calendars, they will be devastated!

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Making a smelly mess.

FLE is out of control! I need to find my receipt. Couldn't handle those advent calendars he ate last night. Today is the second after all!

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Creating snow angels.

Because picking up after four kids isn't enough! FLE was pretty exited about the first snowfall of the year and I'm pretty sure he pee'd on the floor. I'm getting rid of this thing!

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Thursday, 3 December 2015


Hanging about.

Awe! For pete's sake! I knew it was too good to be true.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Friday, 4 December 2015


Sitting on the chimney.

So FLE has been trying to get in the house all day. Then I found him doing this. I may have to bring him back in before the neighbours call the cops.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Saturday, 5 December 2015


Messing with the tree.

So we got our tree up and decorated with the kids today. And then FLE tried to get in the tree like his other "Elf on the Shelf" buddies.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Sunday, 6 December 2015


Refusing to leave the house.

I brought in re-enforcement to get FLE the "Elf on the Shelf" under control.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Monday, 7 December 2015


Swinging around.

I think FLE is pretty upset about last night and is seeking revenge against those responsible for duck taping him to the wall.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Tuesday, 8 December 2015


The photos have received more likes and shares as the month has gone on.

"Oh my God I'm losing it, these are hilarious," one person wrote on the photo of FLE making snow angels.

"This is priceless, please tell me you're sharing this with your children?" commented another.

The human elf himself said people are now looking forward to what FLE is going to do every night, waiting for the photo to be posted at 9pm.

He told BuzzFeed News: "I don’t think we were planning to all 24 days at first, but now we’re kind of forced to".

We can't wait to see what FLE has in store for the rest of the month.

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