Okay, okay, okay, there’s no obvious film reference to Friday night’s elf shenanigans, but (a) it caused fury and outrage amongst the minxes, and (b) it was very, very loosely based on Star Wars III:
Me and The Boss were watching Dawn French on the Graham Norton show, and there were stills from one of her parodies. At minute 0:39 in the link is the bit where me and The Boss fell apart – the spoof of Queen Amidala, Mini Minx’s favourite character. It nailed *precisely* how me and The Boss see Amidala’s makeup and Mini’s desire to wear such face paint to school. Anyway, it inspired Beauty School –
Elsa got her own back for having her head chopped off on Day 14 of Edbie’s visit and other assorted indignities in the way that only Elsa can.
Elsa, just let it go, girl!
Actually this was the original, but we thought it might give Midi and Maxi ideas of how to torment their sister:
Day 14 was another time when me and The Boss chortled over Edbie the Elf’s antics over a wee nighttime dram, then bottled it and made it less gory for the kids in the morning. Can’t afford the therapist fees.
Barbie’s head and Anna’s hand were already severed, ok? No actual doll-violence took place. Ish
Highlander – there can be only one
The final version – Anna’s winning
Do you recognise the film reference from the first photo? I hope so – I had to amend it (bottom photo) to make it a bit more interesting for the under-30 minxes.
The Breakfast Club just before breakfast…
Day 12 of the visit of Edbie, the not-at-all-creepy Elf on the Shelf. How The Boss managed to blow this little lot up without bursting any and waking up the minxes I will never know…
So did you get it? Here’s some big clues
Joan of Arc’s Jazzercise Class
Beethoven in San Diemas
Genghis Khan running amok in San Diemas mall with a spurtle. Honest, it’s a spurtle.
Yep, they were all from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Party on, dudes! And be excellent to each other xxx
Have you guessed the film that inspired days 9 through to 11 of Edbie the Elf’s Christmas 2016 rampage? We had a most excellent time coming up with the links. I think we could happily have made seriously oblique references to this film all month long. We only moved on because The Boss wanted to muck around with balloons. So did you get the film reference? I’ll tell you tomorrow 😛
Causing a rampage in the cereal cupboard
The kids are now sure that Edbie the Elf is real because “There’s no way Mummy would have made a mess in the cereal cupboard and wasted food. No way!”
What they didn’t see was their gruff, strict, auld mammy chucking oats and Rice Krispies around with gay abandon the night before, then shutting the door for the first minx making her breakfast to discover the scene. If we’d more bowls, I’d have smashed some up to make it properly carnage-ous.
I’m still not going to tell you the film that inspired days 9 through to 11 of Edbie the Elf’s Christmas 2016 rampage. I think one day’s clues would be impossible, but maybe if you look at all 3 days together? Can you guess it?
I’m not going to tell you the film that inspired days 9 through to 11 of Edbie the Elf’s Christmas 2016 rampage. I don’t think you’ll get it from one day, but you never know. If it’s tricky, look at all 3 days together. It’ll be easier if you’re around the same age as me and The Boss and have a similarly juvenile sense of humour. Can you guess it?
Jazzercise class. I’m not even going to comment on Jessie’s expression, nor why she’s naked. I’m not even going to go there. Nope. (And it’s got nothing to do with the theme)
I promise that no alcohol was involved in Day 8’s elfing around. And I promise that all 3 minxes immediately got the film reference this morning, innocent little loves that they are:
Mini: “Ooooo, Edbie’s been watching Ghostbusters – look at the big backpack!”
(Can’t say that me and The Boss are as wholesome – there was more than a little bit of chortling as we squirted the last of a bottle of green hand-cream at the doll.)
He slimed me!