Who Could Hate Elf on the Shelf?! It turns out that one of our favorite mascots of holiday fun, the beloved Elf on the Shelf, has some haters! All of the creative parents out there coming up with clever placements for the elf day after day just may be the cause of the angst (or, envy). Think that these anti-Elf moms are being a bit too grinch-like, or do they have a point? Read on to learn why some mamas out there are boycotting elf activities this holiday season.