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Dad dressed as real-life ‘Elf on the Shelf’ sits on roof of West Virginia school

Wayne County, W.Va. — One father took the ever-popular “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas tradition to a whole new level.

Shawn Adkins, the man behind the hilarious moment, said he’s been planning it for about a year. On Thursday, it finally happened.

Dressed in a traditional “Elf on the Shelf” uniform, Adkins and his large beard were truly a spectacle for surprised students when they arrived at school, according to WCNC.

“Big smiles, most of them,” he said. “The kids were all smiles when they saw me on the roof. I saw their jaws drop from the road as they were pulling down to get out of their cars.”

Adkins plans to return to the school next Christmas season.