The Elves Tell All: 12 Confessions Of A Work-o-holic It's not all jingle bells and sugar plums! 1. Firstly, opportunity is rather slim for an elf, so once they secure a career they feel they need to stick with it for life. 2. An insider tells us that before you even get to one of those jobs you spend your first 3 years working as an intern getting your superior coffee. 3. Middle management always seem to be on a power trip. 4. Production targets are set very high which makes the work environment rather stressful for the festive folk. 5. The risk of injury is very real. When you sign your contract you must agree to putting your body on the line in the name of Christmas. 6. The workers are expected to remain constantly cheerful, as set out in the 'Code of the Elves' sections 1 and 3. 7. And to achieve their cheerful values, policy dictates sustained singing throughout the working day. 8. The elves fear that if Christmas was to ever be cancelled, the loss of jobs within their community would be devastating. 9. The average age of retirement is extremely high. 10. The work can be both tedious and frightening... 11. ...which can lead to some elves having breakdowns in the workplace. 12. And a source close to the elves says that Santa likes his sleigh kept clean all year round despite its rare usage. See all of these hardworking elves in action during Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas. 13.