Grandmother transforms into Elf on a Shelf

Credit: Alison Campbell A glamorous grandmother is setting Instagram a jingle with hilarious festive photos of herself larking about as a real life Elf on the Shelf - dressed as one of Santa's little helpers to do everything from pull pints to relax at a posh spa. But, inspired by her daughter's decision to play the Elf on the Shelf game with her own little ones - where parents can hide an elf figurine around the house for their children to find every morning leading up to Christmas - Alison went one better by donning fancy dress and becoming a flesh and blood version of the impish creature. Now from December 1 to 24 every year she pulls on a Primark elf costume and is snapped wearing it to complete a variety of challenges from bus driving to bar work - much to the amusement of friends, family and strangers. Alison, who even had her eyebrows waxed dressed as an elf, laughed: “My family think I’m bonkers, but the reaction is very funny. Everyone always laughs when they see me in my costume and nobody has ever been negative."

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