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All About Santa's Elves

Santa Claus is one of the most high profile dudes around - especially during the month of December. He makes rounds at the malls and has one night of glory (December 24th) that makes him a legend for children around the world. There are movies, stories, poems and songs written just for him. But what about all of his tiny little helpers? What does it take to become one of Santa's elves? Kidzworld has the inside scoop on these toy-making sidekicks.

Santa's Elves: What Does It Take to Become an Elf?

Other than the obvious requirement of having previous toy-making experience, there is a little physical test you must pass. All of the helpers at the North Pole must be under 4'9" (1.5 m) and be the proud owner of a pair of subtly pointed ears. Oh, and it's probably best that you look good in green.

Santa's Elves: The Good Stuff About Being an Elf

Being a member of the North Pole elite means you can walk home with all the leftover toys come December 25th, so it's important that all elves remain kids at heart - otherwise all those free toys would be more of a nuisance than a treat. And don't forget the great benefits and holiday packages an elf takes advantage of. After a couple years of glueing and painting in the assembly line, an elf receives a two-month break and is able to travel to wherever he/she wishes. They usually head somewhere warm and sunny, like Bermuda or Mexico.

Santa's Elves: The Bad Stuff About Being an Elf

On top of working their fingers to the bone during the Christmas rush, elves are required to wait on Santa and Mrs. Claus hand and foot. Elves also have to make the mall rounds with Santa, and are usually the ones who receive the brunt of screaming kids, stray kicks to the shins and sticky candy cane hands in their hair. And, the biggest downside of the elf gig has got to be the reindeer stable duty. Rudolph and the gang may be lovable, fuzzy reindeers, but who really wants to muck out their stalls?

Santa's Elves: How Much $$$ Do Elves Make?

The average elf makes enough cash to support him/herself up in the North Pole, but it's not enough money to retire on. Most elves are in their line of work for the love of Christmas and the kids that their toys bring joy to, not the moola. The lack of funds does get made up to them by the Claus' though, with a never-ending supply of cookies, milk, hot chocolate and other tasty holiday treats (that's kinda why most elves are a little round in the middle)!

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urifour11
urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart Well, I'd have to disagree with you there my friend. Naturally the audience that buys Barbie dolls are young girls. At a young age and with multimedia today girls are highly influenced by what they see on the TV, Magazine, and you guessed it their toys. Seeing is believing and with the unreachable beauty standards you see in magazines, it's kinda hard for girls to not want to pursue to be skinner and the likes. But anyway, your right with the Barbie being independent woman that don't need a man. But I think this new line is showing that all types of girls can be independent. This new line is expanding its skin colors, giving different hip sizes and different heights and different types of hair styles. It's no longer the blond haired and blue eyed type of deal. I think this is representing that there are many different kinds of people and different kinds of shape a sizes. With the television showing perfect fictional girl characters, or models on magazines, and other places, I think that it's good that they're showing different body types. 
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rainbowpoptart
@urifour11  I don't disagree with that. Well, not entirely. I disagree with your Barbie comments. Pink is Barbie's everything, and making something not pink for the female Barbie dolls would be a bit.. not Barbie.  I don't like their changing of the body shapes all too much. Barbie is supposed to be an exceptionally good-looking woman who shows girls that they don't need a man to be happy with their lives (though some people may think otherwise because of Ken's existence) and that they can do literally whatever they want to. It sounds really harsh, but I think it's the individual's fault for thinking they need to look a certain way to be accepted.  Although I strongly disagree with the newer dolls, I do completely respect why they're doing it. I'm sure they're working on the Lego sets. They already have dolls, so Legos should be here any day now, haha. And @Pink_Cool_Girl I want to look into the computer thing you were talking about to continue that discussion, but I'm super busy right now (I'm multi-tasking like crazy ugh). It'll have to wait until tomorrow. :P
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jayissocool
jayissocool posted in New Users:
Hey guys (and girls I guess too). My name is Jay I'm 13 and I live in PA. I like videogames especially minecraft and pokemon. I'm mostly on here cus I'm bored but it would cool to make a few new friends online. I actually already talked with one guy on here for a bit who seemed cool. If you want to just hang out and chat let me know. I have to go to bed right now but I'll read it tomorrow morning. Night all  :thumbsup
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Exactly!
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urifour11
urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart  You make a very good point. But what I think PCG is trying to say is that maybe someone should consider that some girls don't like pink? Like, I loved playing with doll houses as a kid AND toy cars. But what if someone made a black Barbie house. Like hell yeah I would buy that. Or maybe a pink you car. Wouldn't that be cool? Maybe what I'm trying to get at here is that companies could mix and match their toys together. Use different colors for different items. That would help expand their market much more.  What I'm really impressed though is what Barbie is doing at the moment with making different body types for their dolls. That's awesome right? Anyway, if a girl wants to get a toy car then she can just waltz her way to the boys section and get one. Sure it's kinda disregarding that maybe a girl would like a toy car but man, that's not stopping her from buying that sweet toy car. But what we should really be focusing on is how LEGOS did the sexist thing. WHY ISNT THERE A BATGIRL LEGO SET OR A WONDERWOMAN LEGO SET?!? THATS WHAT IM WAITING FOR AND IM 13 YEARS OLD BUT I WOULD MOST DEFINATLEY BUY ANYTHING REGUARDING WONDERWOMAN. A little off topic. Companies would make more money mixing and matching their toys. Blue toy cars for girls Barbies, a cooking grill for boys. And then there are things that are for both genders like science sets or Doctor kits. In fact I think girls play more with Doctor kits than boys tbh. What one saying is, companies could expand more. 
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