(NEWS CENTER) -- Before Santa makes his way to millions of homes on Christmas, one particular elf is making appearances at quite a few houses throughout the country.
An elf, known as "The Elf on the Shelf," is a magical helper that helps Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists by reporting back to him at the North Pole nightly. You'll never know where this devious little elf will end up. Previous elf spotters right here in Maine have seen him in their laundry basket, and even taped to their ceiling fan! Sometimes he is naughty ... and sometimes he's nice.
"The Elf on the Shelf" has become a recent Christmas Tradition. The elf comes with his own book that is making its way up USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.
In fact, children in Maine are already reporting increased sightings of "The Elf on The Shelf." Here at NEWS CENTER... we want to know! Where has the Elf on the Shelf shown up in your house? Email us a photo: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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