Elf on a Shelf... motha fucka, please! Europe has a Christmas Devil, a demon who shows up with St Nick and takes the bad kids back to Hell with him. They wish coal in their stocking was the worst that could happen.
To Hell! He takes the bad kids to Hell!
I'm not even making this shit up, go ahead and google it, I'll wait.
Leave it to the fucking Germans to come up with this schtick and share it with the European continent.
It's no damn wonder European kids are so well behaved and polite... Better be good or you're going to Hell, kiddies. I mean, when your Christmas cards look like this, you watch your little bad ass self!