So, tonight I (David) was in the middle of the Grumpiest-Nightsnack-Ever with the Forces of Chaos, when the door bell rang. Being conditioned to expect strange surprises by the previous four days, I sprinted from the table and threw open the shades on our front window, only to see... Nothing and No one. I opened the door, and sure enough, there was a gift bag sitting there. Closing the door behind me, I ventured out in only my socks for the second day in a row. I looked in the dark corner the stairs make with the house. I looked underneath the overhang above our flower bed. I looked on the well lit side of our house, and then crunched through the snow to peer deep into the darkness of the not-so-well-lit side. And yes, all the while my feet were getting wetter and colder. I looked at the other side of the neighbor's hedge. I noted that there were no vehicles parked anywhere near the front of our house, which is where I thought yesterday's Elf must have hid. And then I went inside, defeated and cold again. I am simply astonished. Where could that person have dissapeared to in the 5 seconds between the ringing of the doorbell and when I opened the door? Whoever you are, you have my full permission to feel entirely smug and pleased with yourself. I have no idea how you did it.
Following is a picture of what the gift bag contained. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Whoever (or whatever) you are, we love you too!