The tyranny of the Elf on the Shelf. And also, having been around since 2005 does not make something a “holiday tradition.” It takes 15 years, at least for something to be considered an actual tradition. I have been hating on “Love, Actually” since it was released in 2003. That’s 15 years, thus, it’s a tradition. The elf is just a PITA.
Teri Anulewicz is a Democrat who represents House District 42 in the Georgia General Assembly. She previously spent nearly a decade on the Smyrna City Council. A native New Orleanian and quasi-Texan, Teri graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1998. She's been a front page contributor since 2015, and she compiles each Tuesday's Morning Reads.