If you thought being an Elf On a Shelf was all fun and games, let me tell you, sometimes it's not. When the dog mistakes you for one of his favorite stuffy chew-toys, well, let's just say injuries happen.

Don't worry Marty will be on the mend quickly, Merry is a great nurse!

Photo Angie Chamberlain

We post Elf on a Shelf photos to give you inspiration if you are doing this with your family, or just to bring a smile to your face if you're not. There's nothing like seeing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child. To look at previous Elf on a Shelf postings click HERE

Photo Angie Chamberlain