This is the elf.
This is what the elf did:
He woke up at 6am. Lonely, as the only one awake in the house, he decided his hair needed trimming. Then he decided it was time for me to get up, so he yelled and banged on the door until I came out and looked at him.
Then, this is what the elf said to me very quietly: "I tried really hard not to wake up my brother."