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.

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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.

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3. Middle management always seem to be on a power trip.

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4. Production targets are set very high which makes the work environment rather stressful for the festive folk.

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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.

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6. The workers are expected to remain constantly cheerful, as set out in the 'Code of the Elves' sections 1 and 3.

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7. And to achieve their cheerful values, policy dictates sustained singing throughout the working day.

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8. The elves fear that if Christmas was to ever be cancelled, the loss of jobs within their community would be devastating.

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9. The average age of retirement is extremely high.

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10. The work can be both tedious and frightening...

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11. ...which can lead to some elves having breakdowns in the workplace.

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12. And a source close to the elves says that Santa likes his sleigh kept clean all year round despite its rare usage.

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See all of these hardworking elves in action during Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas.

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