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All About Santa's Elves

Get the scoop on Santa's toy-making sidekicks.
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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Shadeleaf

Shadeleaf wrote:

Hmm, so it's for elves or humans? The hwhole test-taking part confused me. Beside that,...
commented: Wed Aug 27, 2014

american_brit

american_brit wrote:

): No, I just can't choose.
commented: Wed Aug 27, 2014

american_brit

american_brit wrote:

Trying to make me decide which elf I like better... pff... so rude...
commented: Wed Aug 27, 2014

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