elf on the shelfRemember Christmas before "The Elf on the Shelf" ®? Back then, seems like parents spent all of December repeating the same warning over and over: "Santa's watching!" Now that we have a visual reminder of all-powerful St. Nick, we can finally save our breath for the New Year.

The only problem? Kids are getting wise to our tricky ways. They know exactly where mom and dad are most likely to hide that sneaky elf. And if the elf is always on the bookshelves in the living room, well, how's Santa going to find out about naughty behavior in, say, the kitchen?

With that question in mind, we came up with 10 other places around the house where "The Elf on the Shelf" ® can get cozy between now and Christmas. Good luck, and keep those little ones guessing!

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