The Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf was written in 2004 by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell. A 30-minute animated special titled An Elf’s Story: The Elf On The Shelf aired on CBS in November 2011. A Jewish version of the toy was created in 2011 by Benjamin Goikns: Elchik: Mensch on a Bench.