Two years ago, Jo Williams, generously gave a bag of Christmas
her son Douglas and her daughter Lisa. Included among the decorations
three hideously ugly little elves that are now affectionately recognized
monikers "The Christmas Crackheads" or "The Evil Elves". Since
the elves have made numerous surprise appearances in the most unusual
during the Christmas holiday (e.g., purses, pillows, inside wrapped
gifts, etc.) as
well as other times of the year (i.e., February 2000 - gift to Douglas).
Although the original unsightly glory of two of the elves have been
preserved through the years, an unfortunate incident befell one of
During the winter of 1998, one of the elves suffered a violent mauling
ravenous toy poodle that left it tattered, severely mangled, close
to hairless, and
permanently dependent on medications to quell its manic depressive
alcoholism, sudden seizures and constant tremors which began as a result
of the attack.
Despite the delicate condition of the ill-fated elf, the other two elves
have been very
supportive of he/she/it and have allowed him/her/it to accompany them
exploits in exotic locales around the world when the troubled elf is
not in rehab.
In addition to their global travels, all three elves still remain committed
their special annual trip to Illinois during the Christmas holiday
to cause havoc and
hilarity at the Davis/Williams/Shull/Dreaden family gathering.