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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_elf

In American folklore, a Christmas elf is a diminutive elves that live with Santa Claus in the North ... with a front cover illustration for its 1873 Christmas Issue showing Santa surrounded by toys and elves with the caption, "Here we have an idea ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elf_on_the_Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a 2004 children's picture book, written by Carol ... A Jewish counterpart to Elf On The Shelf was created: "Mensch on the Bench," a stuffed toy that looks a bit like a rabbi or a Hasidic Jew. Jewish ... Washington Post reviewer Hank Stuever characterized the concept as "just another ...

www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/history/elves.htm

Fascinating history of the elves - from pagan times to the modern era. ... Christmas Elves .... Bushy Evergreen (Inventor of the magic toy-making machine). 3.

www.livescience.com/42051-history-of-elves.html

Dec 18, 2013 ... For more than a thousand years, elves have been evolving from ... elves and nature spirits, which began to meld into the concept of álfar as ...

www.elfcrazy.com/the-origins-of-the-christmas-elf-tradition

Feb 4, 2013 ... Santa's Elves invade the UK each Christmas in increasing numbers. But where does the Christmas elf tradition come from? Do you know who ...

www.lakeside.com/browse/Holiday-Traditions-The-Origin-Of-Christmas-Elves/_/N-1z0uds6Z1z0xzct

Given where the elf characters first originated, as well as that weird, darker transformation in the medieval period, it seems we have Christmas to thank for giving ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas

Dec 20, 2013 ... Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, St. Nick—no matter which name you call him ... views we have of the real St. Nick was created not by ancient artists ...

www.hlntv.com/article/2013/12/20/elf-christmas-origins-history

Dec 26, 2013 ... ... shelf is pretty straightforward: Some people wrote a book, designed a doll ... But going back a few years, the backstory of the Christmas elf itself is a ... The elf idea had clearly caught on by 1857, when things really picked up.

thecontextofthings.com/2013/12/13/where-did-christmas-elves-come-from

Dec 13, 2013 ... (Clement Moore wrote “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” FYI.) The idea of the elf workshop, though, came from Godey's Lady's Book, ...

www.the-north-pole.com/history

A human-sized version of Santa Claus, rather than the elf of Moore's poem, was depicted in a ... Rudolph, the ninth reindeer, with a red and shiny nose, was invented in 1939 by an ... Should you have any comments or ideas for our web site,