We adopted the new tradition of Elf On The Shelf this year. Kyle named him Alford, and he reappeared each morning in a different hiding spot around the house. Colton and Kyle raced around every morning searching for him. Sometimes it took them all day, but most of the time they were awesome finders!
The idea is that Alford flys back to the North Pole every night to tell Santa whether the kids are being naughty or nice. Then he flys back before morning to hide in a new spot. If any of the kids touch him, he loses his magic and can't fly back to Santa. Our kids were very good about not touching him.
This was one of my favorite spots we found him...kneeling in front of Jesus' manger by the light of our Christmas tree.