Saturday Links from Tipperary

From Natalie Hollis' Facebook Page From Natalie Hollis' Facebook Page

I must confess. I was getting really sick of all of the Elf on a Shelf photos I’d been seeing on my Facebook feed until this one finally made me laugh. Honestly, I find the whole Elf on a Shelf thing a bit creepy. And by “a bit creepy,” I mean utterly creepy.

The paranoid whackadoodle in me thinks that it’s kind of teaching kids to accept constant surveillance and that such a thing is normal. I will admit I have seen it shut down some impressive tantrums post haste. However, if we’re looking to inspire behavior through fear of a mystical someone watching, I’d rather stick to a true holiday classic — Krampus, or maybe a chestnut mare.

Saturday Links:

Congratulations to Kristen Hammick, the winner of yesterday’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaway! Kristen will receive a Tipperary T-series helmet for her prize — safety AND style first! [12 Days of Christmas: Tipperary]

3 suspended at Ohio race track after colt wins race for fillies

Team Athletux wishes you a very Happy Holiday and invites you to participate in a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! 

Saturday Video: For those of you who know someone who’s getting a pony for the holidays!