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

... in the Christmas tradition. Learn more about the origins of Christmas elves, how they wound up in Santa's workshop and more in this tiny history of holiday elves.

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 ...

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 ...

www.elfforchristmas.co.uk/pages/christmas-elf-tradition

Find out about the Christmas Elf Tradition and say hello to our Christmas Elves - with cute little faces, dinky clothes and festive striped jumper.

www.history.com/topics/christmas/santa-claus

Find out more about the history of Santa Claus, including videos, interesting ... responsible for our modern image of Santa Claus as a “right jolly old elf” with a ...

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

Nov 10, 2017 ... 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 ...