Elf on the Shelf: Highland Christmas
I have a lot of Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry.
My grandfather, parents, a friend, and I went on a British Isles cruise last year to visit many of these countries.
I fell in love with the United Kingdom and hope I can go back again soon!
I know a lot of people don’t like the sound of bagpipes but I’m not one of them.
Maybe it is genetic as my second great-grandfather is 100% Scottish, and I have other Scottish and Irish ancestors as well, but I love the sound of bagpipes.
While in Edinburgh we got to attend the prestigious Military Tattoo which is a concert that occurs every August. It was so incredible it moved me to tears.
Today our elves joined our bagpiping nutcracker and took center stage on our mantel.
Then they turned on a YouTube video that is just Christmas music played with bagpipes called, “Highland Christmas” The McCallans.
I loved the details in their gear.
My kids did not even recognize them at first they were nutcrackers, I guess they were well disguised.
The Supplies I think our elves used to set up this scene, Elf on the Shelf: Highland Christmas
hot glue and glue sticks
They ordered some dolls on eBay and stole their clothing. they had to use a bit of creativity, hot glue, and scissors but they were able to alter the clothing from the dolls to fit themselves.
Pepper updated his superhero boots to look more like military boots with a Scottish tartan embellishment.
They set up next to our bagpipe nutcracker and turned on the YouTube channel Highland Christmas which is a nice playlist of Christmas songs played by bagpipe players.
That’s it. The altering of the outfits probably took them about 20 minutes.
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