The often drives us (elves included) to the extreme.
I always found it so difficult trying to be on my best behavior for old Saint Nick when I was little -- making my bed, cleaning my room, not throwing hissy fits. All in the hopes that there would be something worth opening up on Christmas morning. Well, as of last year the jolly old man has gotten a little wiser and sent out an elf to keep an eye on the kiddies -- The Elf on the Shelf, if you will. He's there to make sure all the boys and girls don't get all naughty before the big day.
But what happens when the elf in question goes off the rails? Let's just say things can get a little sketchy. Which of course equals a photographic goldmine for parents everywhere. Obviously we're not the only ones that think this elf is up to no good, and other sites and blogs have picked up on his bad boys ways and even started photo contests revolving around his R-rated antics.
I'm not necessarily saying I'm behind all these evil elf shenanigans, but when you get right down to it, sometimes adults just need a break from all the shiny manufactured "happiness" of the season.