Christmas surprise: Woman climbs to ceiling, delights niece and nephews by posing like ‘The Elf on the Shelf’
A Colorado woman may be the best aunt after surprising her nieces and nephews with a festive, style Christmas surprise.
Aunt Alex and her sister-in-law, Lauren, told Fox News Digital that they’ve always loved surprising their family in some way, and Alex’s most recent visit was no exception.
“The Elf on the Shelf” has become a family tradition. Lauren and Alex used it as inspiration. Aunt Alex looked exactly like the “magical” Christmas doll (.
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The two women, who requested their surname be omitted for privacy reasons, said they created and executed the prank in 30 minutes.
As her nephews return from visiting their grandparents, the “Auntie On The Shelf” surprises them all.
“It just came to us. Lauren explained to Fox News digital that it seemed like a great idea to do “Auntie at the Ledge”.
Alex appears to be the more adventurous of the two, “not out of choice, but by force,” she joked.
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“I just kind of suck it up and do it anyway because I love the kids. Alex said that it was nice to see their reactions.
“Auntie the Shelf” leaves her perch to deliver a Santa Claus letter.
Afer climbing a ladder to reach the ledge under the 10-foot ceiling, Alex waited 25 minutes for the kids to return home from their grandparents’ house.
The moment was documented and posted onto Lauren’s TikTok page, where the videos were viewed more than 13 million times. Lauren stated that TikTok viewers also named the prank “Auntie On the Shelf”.
Lauren was quick to point out the location of “Auntie On The Shelf” by her oldest son.
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“It’s really hard to surprise him. Alex stated that she had surprised her nephew many times. “It’s like another day,” she said.
Alex, a Denver, Colorado resident, affectionately known as “Auntie On the Shelf”, takes a photo with Santa Claus while she takes a break on the ledge.
Alex and Lauren said the kids loved the prank and were very excited to see Aunt Alex, including Lauren’s daughter who got her own special surprise when she arrived later in the evening.
Alex started to cause more mischief, just like “The Elf on the Shelf”.
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“We read off each other’s energy and I think that’s where we come up with a lot of our silly ideas the most. Alex said that they just have one idea and just keep going,” Fox News Digital.
Lauren and Alex, “Auntie on the Shelf” blow up 360 balloons to surprise the kids with a balloon ball pit in the living room.
Lauren and Alex stayed up one night blowing up 360 balloons to create a ball pit in the living room.
“Auntie on the Shelf” even left her ledge to enjoy ice cream with the kids. I was so involved in “The Elf on the Shelf” during our time together, so it was just cool to be able ‘The Elf on the Shelf for the children instead of surprising them by a little elf [doll],” Alex stated.
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Aunt Alex said she cherishes this time with the kids, especially around the holidays.
“Being able to surprise them a little bit before it does make me emotional because I love these kids to death,” Alex added.
Lauren told Fox News Digital that her sister-in-law is “an amazing aunt. “
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Sydney Borchers is a lifestyle production assistant with Fox News Digital.
I have been writing professionally for over 20 years and have a deep understanding of the psychological and emotional elements that affect people. I’m an experienced ghostwriter and editor, as well as an award-winning author of five novels.