A friend of mine is upset with herself, because she forgot to move the "Elf on the Shelf" on the second day that he was out. Parents are extremely busy in the month of December, so keeping up with the "Elf on the Shelf" can be difficult for some. If dealing with the little fella is a hassle for you, then meet "Santa's Lazy Gnome".
Julie DeForest created "Santa's Lazy Gnome" when she was going through "Elf on the Shelf" burnout. You don't have to move "Santa's Lazy Gnome" around the house, and he can still "watch" the kids from anywhere. He comes with a storybook, explaining his magical superpowers, and truth told, I think he's cuter than the elf.
If you're over the "Elf on the Shelf" then maybe "Santa's Lazy Gnome" is the solution! All the details, and see what he looks like here. I dig him! I think he's cute and festive.