Poor little Elfie. When the kids went looking for him, again, they could not find him. This year he is getting more crafty at hiding. But I didn't get the feeling he was actually hiding. Sure enough, he was head first in a graham cracker box.
I told the kids we need to leave him some food. So we got candy canes and we'll see if he likes them.
After that adventure, he seemed to need a nap. He chose the highest shelf of the tallest window, and it appears he is taking a liking to the California 'winter'.