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bboy5454
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yomama12
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Elf on the Shelf: Bad holiday tradition(Against) or Good holiday tradition(For)?

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yomama12
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/10/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 318 times Debate No: 83757
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bboy5454

Con

The elf on the shelf is a bad holiday tradition. One reason is that some kids could get scared of it and feel like they are being watched. My kids in the past have gotten scared of it, especially when I moved it around the house.
yomama12

Pro

Just because your children are scared of it doesn't mean others will also be. I myself have two cousins who have an elf on the shelf, and their not scared of it at all(one of them is five). Elf on the Shelf is a normal holiday tradition, and most people's children like the fact that their elf makes sure there habits get sent to the North Pole to go on the nice list. Children's belief in Santa is a treasure, and the Elf helps fuel it. The spirit of Santa Claus is also a Holiday tradition, but you don't hear people talking about their children being scared of a guy that rides a sleigh carried by 9 reindeer,visiting people at night , eating cookies and leaving presents? The Elf on the Shelf is the same. While some think it's creepy, others think it's adorable. Its all about opinion.
Debate Round No. 1
bboy5454

Con

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yomama12

Pro

ff on my opponent. Vote Pro
Debate Round No. 2
bboy5454

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Glitter2998 1 year ago
Glitter2998
Seriously? I love Elf on the Shelf! There's nothing wrong with it. It's totally harmless.
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Vote Placed by Peepette 1 year ago
Peepette
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Reasons for voting decision: Con states that the elf can scare children, especially as it is moved around. Pro rebuts, just as there is the traditional belief in Santa Clause, the elf fuels the spirit of the holiday tradition. Not all children are afraid. Conduct to Pro due to forfeit.
Vote Placed by FaustianJustice 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct due to forfeiture.