Christmas is a time for giving, receiving, spending time with family and friends and all the rest.

If you happen to be a parent with young children, however, it can also be a stressful time by all accounts - particularly if you have one of those 'Elf on the Shelf' dolls that you have to remember to put in different poses and hilariously wacky situations every night. 

Now, a guy in Boston has jumped on the 'Elf on the Shelf' bandwagon by putting an ad on Craiglist advertising himself as a 'Living Elf on the Shelf' who will come to your event and 'stare emptily at your guests for the duration of the event' in full elf regalia.

The full ad reads:

"For $100/hour I will come to your holiday party dressed as the Elf on the Shelf and sit in any location you assign me while I stare emptily at your guests for the duration of the event.

I specialize in holiday themed events, either yours or an un-expecting friend's, but I also offer contracted private investigation and babysitting services. Please inquire about these rates, as they are negotiable based on the task at hand.

My services have been in high demand this season, so I now require at least 48 hours notice in advance of any bookings and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

[whatever you want my name to be]"