Ever hear of the horrible children's book "Elf on the Shelf" ? I haven't read it, but have had parents I know explain the concept to me. It will be a wonder if we don't end up with a whole generation of kids who assume they are being spied upon, all the time.
But, now that my little office has expanded to the point that things like "Secret Santa" and the like aren't just a laughable exercise, I'm kinda getting excited for the group holiday exercises we can cook up in the office.
And, I have a christmas sock monkey that is totally gonna rock as my "monkey on the shelf" to spy on my employees. HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE (imagine that in the wicked witch of the west's voice).