We don't do a whole "thing" with the Elf, though I try to move him around each day. It's just for fun.
The book is "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," read by my dad (Grandpop), who's Back East. He picked it up at Hallmark and sent it a couple of years ago, and although it's a very goofy setup, it's also pretty cool. Better living through science, eh? Starboy is really into it, even though it's super loud with no volume control (he's covering the speaker in this back-focused shot)—which is exactly how my dad talks on the phone.