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Are Santa’s elves really just slaves?

Poll: Are Santa's elves really just slaves?
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Haha hey guys. So I found this really cool debate site and I pulled this up (http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-santas-elves-just-slaves). I know the board needs a new interesting topic everyone can get involved in.
So what do you think? Please also say why :)

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I think it depends on how you view christmas. in some ways they can be like slaves and others not. Personally I’m not a big christmas-y person (it’s too cheesy) but I would say they kinda are, but cuz they’ve grown up like that so it’s normal. For humans it would be slavery, but not from an elven view. also I don’t think they’re forced to do it, only those who chose the job.

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No because elves choose to work for Santa, Santa isn’t there behind them whipping them with a whip all year round, they chose to do it because they love working and making toys, they get paid for it and have a place to stay and are always happy because they are helping Santa make little boys and girls happy. So no they are not slaves.

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^I agree with Sasu-Chan! In all the films - the elves are happy! [Except Patch from Santa Claus: The movie]

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What does Hollywood know about elves? XD I agree with Beckie though -it depends on how you view Christmas.
Maybe the first time a human saw them, they had to act happy so they could get their serving of oats that night? x3
Maybe they really are happy working for Santa because they make the little (and older) boys and girls happy with toys and Christmas puppies/kittens.
Ooooooh, I just got a new story idea!

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they are psychological slaves

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Explain…

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Considering they don’t exist, I say thinking about it is a waste of time dont you think?

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Okay.
If they existed, exactly like all the stories and happy fairy tales say, are they slaves?

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Are they forced to work?

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http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-santas-elves-just-slaves

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Since nobody said Santa abducted the elves from their houses and forced them to work for him, then no, they aren’t.

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Yes and No.

No because of all the Christmas films I’ve seen every year. Elves love their job a lot.
Yes because of this video: Santaland Diaries: David Sedaris

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Yes!! Making iPod, Computers, and other electronics has to be very complex. And extremely irritating when your making it for kids that break and lose them. If I where them I would feed myself to the zombies!!

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I think they (if they existed) are, because nowhere in any Christmas-related thing that I’ve seen does it say that they get time off/salary. They also have to spend ages making stuff for ungrateful kids whilst their boss sits around doing nothing.

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If I remember correctly, the boss is the delivery man

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