This time of year I do feel sorry for dogs. Just the other day I was out walking my own dog when another one comes up to us wearing a Santa costume! “He loves Christmas!” the owner told me, yeah right! He loves bones and sniffing, that is what dogs love. But there might be a point to it because what if all of Santa’s elves suddenly become ill? Well, it seems it wouldn’t be a problem because all he has to do is round-up this lot….
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Elves
10 – “I hate my life, they knew I wanted to be a reindeer.”
FACT: All elf costumes, images and films that show elves with beards are all based on the Dwarfs of the Disney film Snow White! Before that, all elves in paintings and images had bare faces.
9 – “Santa told me to help out with all the lifting and humping!”
FACT: When you think of Elves in films like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings you think of characters like Aegnor, Amarië, Amdír and the others, but in mythologies and literature elves looked more like the trolls and ogres of those films!
8 – “Does this costume make my ears look big?!?”
FACT: It was, in fact, painting from a US artist that first suggested Christmas elves or Santa’s little helpers. The painting showed them living in the North Pole, wearing red and green outfits, and make toys.
7 – “I have been helping Santa all day, I’m dog tired.”
FACT: In all folklore, modern mythologies and literature it is believed that elves are in fact immortal! Forever destined to stay young and child faced.
6 – “Admit it, I make this look fabulous!”
FACT: Elves live under rocks in hills and walls and come out to play in the daylight even in if mythology makes them sound a little scary they are known to be mischievous at times but mostly not malevolent.
5 – “I love all the elf talk, yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum and all that, it cracks me up!”
FACT: Elves are not very politically correct at all. As in folklore it is only the male elves that are ever seen because it is said that all the female elves stayed at home, underground and did the cooking and cleaning, never to see the light of day because it would kill them! Sounds more like slavery to me.
4 – “Ho, ho, ho and all that rubbish, now give me your wallet!”
FACT: In in all pre-1900’s folklore literature ever wrote about them elves are nothing more than fairies with a prepubescent look about them! They even had the same magic powers as a fairy but no wings.
3 – “You couldn’t afford to buy me one so you knitted me one?!? You need to get a life.”
FACT: Elves seem to exist in more modern mythologies, like Germanic, Icelandic, and Scandinavian myths, but the truth is the oldest reference of elves is from Indian mythology!
2 – “If you think I am wearing this you have another thing coming!”
FACT: According to Norse mythology elves were separated into good/light elves and bad/dark elves.
1 – “Do I look bothered to you?!?”
FACT: Originally elves were thought to be divine or semidivine beings with magical powers! Not something to deliver presents, but to be feared!