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The Elf on the Bookshelf

Christmas is very nearly here and over the past few weeks I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about all the special traditions different families share during Advent. I have been delighted to see so many bloggers posting about their Book Advent Calendars, a lovely idea which really seems to have gained popularity over the past few years. 

For those of you who are regular readers, you will know that we are reading a different book each day as part of our 366 books in 366 days reading challenge. However, during December things have got a bit more interesting with the return of our cheeky scout Elf, Elvis. This year Elvis has been helping us by choosing the Advent books for our reading challenge. I guess you could call him The Elf on the Bookshelf!

The Mini Reviewers are now so excited to come downstairs each morning to see what Elvis has been up to in the night and, I confess, I seem to have developed a slightly unhealthy obsession with sharing Elvis' antics and daily book choices on Instagram. Just take a look at what he has been up to so far...

And here are his book choices, I'm sure you will agree that he has very good taste...

Day 1: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
Day 7: Elmer's Christmas
Day 9: Dear Santa
Day 15: The Snowman
 Day 16: Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!

Day 17: The Snowman and the Snowdog (Book & CD) and tomorrow (Day 18) Elvis will be blasting off into space with Aliens Love Panta Claus...

I am just hoping that I can keep up the "elfish" antics for another 7 days. 
Does an elf visit your house? Where do you find your "elf-spiration"?

UPDATE: As you can see we did keep it up for the remainder of Advent and even Christmas Day:

Day 24: The Night Before Christmas (this is my childhood copy but you can buy another version from Ladybird here; and finally The Queen's Present was found under the Christmas Tree on Christmas morning!

The question now is, how are we going to top that in 2017? Eek!

Kate & the Mini Reviewers xx

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  1. This is such a lovely take on the elf on the shelf tradition! x #KCACOLS

  2. Oh my goodness so many Christmas books! I'm so impressed that the elf managed to find so many. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  3. This is such a fantastic idea and I love that you combined the elf with books. I may just Have to use this idea next year. Thanks for the inspiration. #KLTR

  4. What a lovely idea to give so many books - I do love reading Christmas stories to my children.
    Thanks for linking up to #kltr

  5. This is lovely. Such a great idea with the books #kcacols

  6. You are an admirable lady. That is all.

    I really need to pull my finger out and uo my Christmas game lol.