The reviews all say he bends better than the Elf. The Elf is more "floppy". I read that story is different too and not so much about spying on the children for the naughty/nice list. My husband wanted Christopher based on looks alone
I didn't even need to argue a case
I'm happy to hear he holds up well. I can't wait for our elf to come get into some mischief though I know it will definitely feel more like a chore some nights!