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Elf On The Shelf Costume: New Brunswick Dad Makes For One Creepy Elf

12/10/2015 11:38 EST | Updated 12/10/2015 11:59 EST

A New Brunswick couple decided to take the Elf on the Shelf to new heights after photos of the scout began taking over their Facebook feed.

“We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we did a human Elf On A Shelf?’” dad Joe Wynberg told BuzzFeed Canada.

The father of four then donned a red and white costume to pose as a life-size Elf on the Shelf in their home. His wife Megan took the elf’s very first photo and introduced him on Facebook as Fle (pronounced “flee”).

So we finally caved and decided to do the "Elf on the Shelf" thing. The kids are going to be so surprised! We named our elf FLE and he will be in some pretty precarious spots over the next 24 days! Enjoy.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Monday, November 30, 2015


From there, Megan began posting photos of Fle every day as he got into all sorts of trouble, including pooping chocolate onto cookies and knocking down the Christmas tree!

FLE is out of control! I need to find my receipt. Couldn't handle those advent calendars he ate last night. Today is the second after all!

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


So we got our tree up and decorated with the kids today. And then FLE tried to get in the tree like his other "Elf on the Shelf" buddies.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Sunday, December 6, 2015


I brought in re-enforcement to get FLE the "Elf on the Shelf" under control.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Monday, December 7, 2015


On Facebook, the couple’s friends and family joked about how creepy the images were. “I can't show this to Alice,” one said. “This is what nightmares are made of!”

“Oh My Good GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! CREEEEEEEEPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” another wrote.

Um...Santa isn't going to be very happy! I hope it isn't foggy this year.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Others thought the images were hilarious: “I can't look away or stop laughing. Amazing!!”

Another admitted: “I have never laughed so hard in my life than I did when this came up on my newsfeed.”

Now that the Wynberg’s have introduced Fle to the world, their friends and family are counting on them for daily laughs. “Now people are looking forward to it every night at around eight or nine o’clock to see what Fle is going to get into next,” the dad said. “I don’t think we were planning to do all 24 days at first, but now we’re kind of forced to.”

Despite this, the Wynberg’s are happy that Fle has brought so much joy to the world.

On Tuesday, Megan wrote on Facebook, “[We're] very humbled at the support of our family, friends and complete strangers these past nine days. In a world filled with sickness, war and general unhappiness each and everyone of you have shown what life really is about. Happiness, laughter and love. Please continue following us as we continue to hopefully bring some joy into this world.”

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