Mom Goes Too Far With Dark 'Elf On The Shelf' Prank

Plenty of households have had an 'Elf on the Shelf' hanging around this holiday season. The recent yuletide tradition sees one of Santa's little helpers in a different place in the house each day as it watches kids to tell the big guy if they've been naughty or nice. It's fun for children but after a while it can get a little tiring for parents to have to come up with new spots to hide the elf. By Christmas Day, plenty of moms and dads are over it, and one had a unique but very dark way to express her feelings.

Her name is Shannon Renee and what she did was arrange some chicken wing bones on a plate in the shape of the elf's body. She topped them with the elf's hat and put grease on the dish, as well as a knife and fork, so it looks like the meal was freshly consumed. Shannon wrote under the pic, "Someone please do this and record the kids when they find it."

She's been labeled a "hero" in the comments, with people writing things like, "I'm dying laughing," and "I'm gonna get one just to do this." However, not everyone is laughing, with other people are saying things like, "You are mean, that would scar the kids for life" and "Poor Elf! Don't let the kids see that." No word on if anyone has actually tried it and, if so, for how long afterwards their kids had nightmares.

Photo: Getty Images, Dave Basner