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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_elf

In both American and Canadian folklore, a Christmas elf is a diminutive elf that lives with Santa ... The Santa Claus character is much older, emerging in US folklore in the early 17th century from the historical figure St. Nicholas of Myra with ...

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

Fascinating history of the elves - from pagan times to the modern era. The story behind their mysterious origin.

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

Feb 4, 2013 ... Already associated with story telling and magic, elves began to be associated with Christmas in the mid – 1800s, when they became Santa's ...

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

Dec 18, 2013 ... The children of North America have a new Christmas tradition: The elf on the shelf. Alternatively panned as creepy and adored as a fun holiday ...

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

Elves became a huge part of the Christmas tradition fairly early. ... early description of Santa Claus, and perhaps one of the most influential in Christmas history, ...

mymerrychristmas.com/history-of-the-tradition-of-elves

Nov 23, 2016 ... Elves have their origins deeply staked in ancient mythology and their history, unlike St. Nicholas, is completely lacking any relation to deity or ...

newrepublic.com/article/111392/elf-brief-american-history

Dec 20, 2012 ... Santa's Little Spies: How Christmas Elves Turned Creepy ... But Elf wasn't ultimately a story about disillusionment: Though Buddy has a rough ...

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChristmasElves

The Christmas Elves trope as used in popular culture. Santa Claus's little helpers. They vary from story to story, but they have a tendency to be short. How …

www.seeker.com/the-strange-history-of-santas-little-helpers-1768164891.html

4 days ago ... The children of North America have a new Christmas tradition: The elf on the shelf. Alternatively panned as creepy and adored as a fun holiday ...