Looks like Santa has a new helper.
Blogger Alan Lawrence is spreading some Christmas cheer with adorable images of his four month old son Rockwell dressed up as a real life 'elf on the shelf'.
'The Elf on the Shelf' book tells the story of Santa's elves hiding out in homes and then reporting back to Santa on naughty and nice children by watching them from a different daily spying position each day.
Lawrence was inspired to dress up his son and photograph him after being told he looked like an elf.
Picture: Alan Lawrence/Thatdadblog.com