Elves have been busy the last couple weeks and now ere in the home stretch to Christmas. Is your creativity stretched to its limit? These ideas will help.

Before you take a look at nearly 30 Elf on the Shelf ideas to get you to the Christmas finish line, you should know that a slightly disturbing new trend appeared for the first time around Rockford this year. It's definitely for the family with the right sense of humor. Not that it's too adult or anything, it's just a little violent and could make your kids cry.

LOOK! Disturbing New ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Trend is Emerging in Illinois

These new ideas shared by some of our listener family are not that crazy but they are fun, creative, cute, hilarious and a couple are a few are a little gross.

28 Illinois Elf On The Shelf Ideas You Should Totally Steal

Elves have been busy the last couple weeks and now ere in the home stretch to Christmas. Is your creativity stretched to its limit? These ideas will help.

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Wouldn't you know it, the most magical time of year also happens to be when this old-fashioned town looks its best.