THE ELF ON THE SHELF: AN ELF’S STORY, an animated feature based on the best-selling holiday children’s book The Elf on the Shelf, will be rebroadcast Friday, Nov. 29 (8:30–9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
THE ELF ON THE SHELF: AN ELF’S STORY follows one of the many scout elves from the North Pole who helps Santa Claus determine who to put on the naughty and nice lists. Named “Chippey” by his adoptive family, the elf is assigned to help a young boy, Taylor McTuttle, who struggles to believe in the magic of Christmas.
The Elf on the Shelf is a popular children’s storybook created by Carol Aebersold and her daughters, Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts, who self-published the book through their company CCA and B. The story was inspired by an Aebersold family tradition featuring their own pixie elf, Fisbee, who appeared in their home every holiday season.