A mysterious yard decoration that’s part of a pay-it-forward prank has neighbors scratching their heads and smiling.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Owen Skoler
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A two-story tall inflatable yard decoration of Santa Claus is mysteriously sprouting in the yards of Glendale residents in what appears to be a pay-it-forward prank. The larger than life Santa Claus has been traveling from yard to yard since Dec. 1. No one knows where the decoration came from, but residents are gleefully following its instructions. (See related on Patch: 'Nutcracker on Ice' Puts Spin on Holiday Favorite) According to printing on the decoration, those who discover the inflatable Santa Claus are to set it up in a neighbor’s yard within 24 hours. Whoever has the Santa on Dec. 23 is to keep it until the new year when someone will pick it up. Kirkwood High School English teacher Katie Meyers was pranked Dec. 8 when the Santa …
The holiday favorite will be at Subterranean Books in University City.
The Elf on the Shelf is coming to the Delmar Loop. The Elf, along with his creators Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, will be at Subterranean Books in University City from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Selling over 2.5 million copies since 2005, The Elf on the Shelf has captured the hearts of children everywhere who have embraced the magic of adopting their very own scout elf, sent by Santa Claus. According to the book's publisher, when children register their elf at www.elfontheshelf.com, they receive an official adoption certificate and a special letter from Santa. As soon as an elf is adopted by a family and given a name, it receives its Christmas magic. The magic is critical, granting the elf the power to observe all the family fun …