Mum lies about Elf on the Shelf dying from Covid to avoid Christmas tradition

A mum was so sick of coming up with Elf on the Shelf ideas that she told her daughter he had tragically succumbed to Covid.

The fun viral tradition is in full swing and for millions it is now a big part of the build up to Christmas.

Every day in December, once the kids are tucked up in bed, parents place the elf in different locations around the house.

He pops up somewhere new when they wake up in the morning as the build up to the big day intensifies.

But one parent got so sick of coming up with ideas she told her little girl that he had sadly passed away.

Fed up Evie Farrell confessed to kidspot.au.com that she came up with a plan to get out of The Elf on the Shelf back in November.

She says she has no regrets despite her daughter mourning the loss of Father Christmas' beloved helper.

She explained: "In late November I began to plan my escape from elf servitude, and word spread that our Elfie had been feeling under the weather.

"Then news came from the North Pole that he had sadly died from the coronavirus I know the virus is serious and I am not making light of the thousands and thousands of deaths. But there is an upside: elves are VERY susceptible.

"Sadly, elf death is not uncommon this year (source: me).

"'I’m so sorry,' I told my daughter. 'Elfie won’t be coming back this year. He’s gone to Elf Heaven.'"

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She added: "No replacement elf was sent from the North Pole as any healthy elves are all desperately needed in Santa’s workshop.

"Don’t buy the elf – and if you have one and you’re struggling, there’s always an opportunity for a virus outbreak. After all, the elf is flying back and forth to the North Pole each night."

But many households of course love it – and new ideas are cropping up every year.

Some parents also opt to leave small presents alongside the elf, giving the impression it is rewarding their well behaved offspring with gifts from Santa.

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