Video proof of the Elf on the Shelf caught moving will blow your kids' minds

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Video proof of the Elf on the Shelf caught moving will blow your kids' minds

Captured by Bobby Wilson in December, 2013.

Views: More than 300K

Captured by Carson Metzger in December 2013.

Views: More than 290K

Captured by Jason McGhinnis in December 2013.

Views: More than 375K

Captured by Arnaldo Lopez in December 2012.

Views: More than 1.5 million

Captured by Brian Liles in December 2012.

Views: More than 550K

Captured by Snuffleupagusagus in December 2009.

Views: More than 1.7M

Captured by WaBamGames in December 2012.

Views: More than 115K

Captured by Paul Patota in December 2013.

Views: More than 12K

Captured by Andrew Weaver in December, 2009.

Views: More than 365K

Captured by gmparker2000 in December 2012.

Views: More than 395K

Captured by the EricksonFamily in December 2013.

Views: More than 15K

Captured by LeaHood Wangstas in September 2012.

Views: More than 310K

Captured by newbreedstang's channel in December 2012.

Views: More than 185K

Captured by SudburyNorthernLife in December 2013.

Views: More than 1.3 million

Captured by samath ek in December 2013.

Views: More than 13K

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By ANDREW TAVANI

Christmas is just days away, and if your children are expressing any doubt about the true powers of the Elf on the Shelf or if their dazzling behavior is starting to slip amid the anticipation of Santa's arrival, fear not. If the so-called myth needs some reinforcing in your house, just show the kids the above videos.

Some parents go to great lengths to capture 'proof' that the elves really do move while their kids are asleep or otherwise not looking. We've combed YouTube to find the best of the best videos that are kid-tested and approved. All of the airtight evidence you'll need to close the case once and for all is at your fingertips above. Show your kids, share the link on Facebook and get the word out for whomever may be in need of some reinforcing this season.

And if you just need some amusement before the holidays, click through and watch. There's security camera video, night vision footage and, to top it off, a clip of one elf dancing along to a 'Gangnam Style' video.

Some of the videos are surprisingly well-produced, all are entertaining, several have racked up huge numbers of views on YouTube -- and not one of them uses special effects of any kind (wink-wink). Big applause especially goes out to Jason McGhinnis, Carson Metzger, Snuffleupagusagus, and Arnaldo Lopez. Bravo, people.

Merry Christmas!

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