December hits and Christmas-lovers around the country hilariously position elves each day - much to the amusement of children.

Some parents say elves are watching theirkids to report back to Santa in the run-up to Christmas, while others use it as a fun way to get kids involved in the festivities.

The Elf on the Shelf challenge involves cleverly or hilariously positioning an elf each day on December.

We asked News Shopper readers to share their pictures of their elves so far - and they had us in stitches.

These naughty elves seem to have hijacked a toy car - and even left a note saying "Don't tell Daddy".

This Is Local London: photo: Stephanie Danielle Howardphoto: Stephanie Danielle Howard

Thank goodness this elf found itself some warmth!

This Is Local London: photo: Sophia Davisphoto: Sophia Davis

An elf conference...

This Is Local London: photo: Laura Jewellphoto: Laura Jewell

These tired elves look how we feel!

This Is Local London: photo: Dawnie Dee Frances Foordyphoto: Dawnie Dee Frances Foordy

A cheeky elf with a clean bottom!

This Is Local London: photo: Celia Smithphoto: Celia Smith

Send in your Elf on the Shelf pictures throughout December to for a chance to be featured!

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