Traditionally on Alfie’s last night with us, he has always seated himself next to a nativity scene. This year, he is playing Joseph’s role in the church pageant as he welcomes the birth of Jesus Christ.
Tears have already been shed in anticipation of Alfie’s farewell. The kids will miss him and his silly antics and scenes but will look forward to another season next year.
Thanks for tuning in and we hope you’ll come back next Thanksgiving for more Alfie on the Shelf fun.
Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!
On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Twelve lords a-leaping,
Eleven ladies dancing,
Ten pipers piping,
Nine drummers drumming,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five gold rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
And an Alfie in a pear tree!
It’s a Festivus miracle! Frank Costanza explains Festivus (the secular holiday held on December 23) to Alfie, Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and his very uncomfortable son George. Next on the agenda are eating a Festivus dinner, airing grievances, showing feats of strength, and naming Festivus miracles. In this case, Alfie showing up definitely counts for one!
“I’m so sorry Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines, the crown actually belongs to Alfie. I’m so sorry. Honest mistake.” I still love you, Steve Harvey!
Alfie lives where the wild things are all December so an evening with Max and Maurice may feel like a dream!
“I just want to live in America and feel normal. I was raised at the North Pole but spend most of December flying between the NP and San Francisco for work. The kids I watch over are pretty good and they give me creative license to have fun and I feel pretty lucky for that. It allows me to have fun at work and stuff but sometimes I just want to wear my red suit and sit on shelf and not watch any kids at all. You know? Just close my eyes and zone out… but I do it for the kids. And Santa. Can’t forget the big jolly guy.”
Flick’s tongue is stuck and Alfie stands by thinking of how no elves at the North Pole would ever be so dense.
The sheepish grin on his face begs the question – 100% on the dark side?
Alfie and Barbie lend some helping hands at the local San Francisco food bank. Santa is ready to deliver some bags when they are all prepped and loaded!
He’s ready for the museums! Alfie stepped into the role of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” masterpiece for the night. I took the kids to see the exhibit when it was here at the deYoung so we will see if they remember it!