The holidays are almost here and that means the return of the Elf on the Shelf will soon be making his return to homes across the country. While some families look forward to the tradition of the scout elf hiding in different spots every night, others don’t care so much for his brand of Christmas cheer. That’s why one dad decided to create a rival for that elf and the Reindeer in Here was born.
Children’s author and father Adam Reed came up with the Reindeer in Here as a kind of anti-Elf on the Shelf. Instead of spying on the kids 24/7 for Santa and being off-limits for little hands to touch, the reindeer is “cute and cuddly” and comes to stay with families to learn about them and they can play with him, which kids are going to love.
"After naming their own reindeer, the child is encouraged to show it around, taking it to a different place each day, both inside and out of the house so that when Santa comes on Christmas Eve, he knows as much as possible about the child, how good they've been and exactly where to deliver the presents," the official Reindeer in Here website explains.
They even have a chart pointing out the differences between that old Elf on the Shelf and the adorable Reindeer. Among the positives for the reindeer, “children interact with it, children move it, take it anywhere,” and “no stress for parents.” And that right there is a selling point for sure! If you’re an Elf on the Shelf family, have fun with that tradition. But it’s nice to have options, especially if they make it easier on mom and dad.
Source: The Stir