Elf on the Shelf is that creepy "tradition" that began a few years ago. And I'm sure there are a few kids that have wanted to do this...on purpose.

But a mom in Wylie, Texas shared her story of how she accidentally burned their Elf on the Shelf in the oven.

***Her post does contain some NSFW language***

One of her kids was glad the snitch was gone according to wfaa.com. Another was wanting Santa's magic to bring him back.

She does have a backup Elf on the Shelf and went to Facebook to ask what to do.

Someone has even created a Facebook event for a "Elfis Candlelight Vigil".

https://www.facebook.com/events/862977277196549/

For those that participate in the Elf on the Shelf tradition, can you relate with this mom?