The Elf pulled a Charlie Brown, Lucy's Doctor is in.
When the girls saw the Elf they took the Peanuts ornaments off the tree and put a nickle in front of the Elf. The ornaments are the Peanuts happy meal toys from McDonalds. I made ornaments out of them. Which is really easy.
I asked the girls why they took the ornaments off the tree. The response that I got was "I wanted the Elf to have Lucy by her side." I guess they want the Elf to have full Peanuts experience.