See how the actress is getting into the spirit of the season with the holiday staple

By Alison Schwartz
Updated December 23, 2013 10:30 AM
Credit: Courtesy of Busy Phillips

Ah, the holidays. It’s the perfect time of the year to whip up some hot cocoa, buy yourself something fancy and gift wrap your cat.

It’s also the only time it’s not weird to keep a little toy elf in various places and positions around your home.

If you haven’t dusted off your Elf on the Shelf – delighting children since the book came out in 2005 – take a peek inside Busy Philipps‘s home. The holiday tradition calls for festive partakers to hide a toy elf around the house, where it will spy on you and tell santa if you’ve been naughty or nice. You believe in magic, right?

Busy has clearly been quite busy (much to the amusement of daughters Birdie, 5, and Cricket, 5 months, we assume) with her elf, who’s currently starring on her Instagram. And no one, we mean no one, is more into the Elf on the Shelf than Busy. No one. // the story “The Adventures of Busy Philipps and Her Elf on the Shelf” on Storify

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