Five Things You Need To Know for Monday:
1. Pepsi is celebrating the holidays with a new flavor called Nutmeg Royale.
2. Hidden Valley Ranch's version of Elf on the Shelf, Ranch on the Branch, sold out in 10 hours. The plush doll is now being resold on eBay for hundreds of dollars. It resembles a bottle of Hidden Valley ranch dressing.
3. New York man, dressed as Will Ferrell's character Buddy the Elf, has been seen hopping across Times Square crosswalks at night. Drivers roll their windows down and shout "YES YES". The man waves at drivers, who honk at him. The New York police posted, 'Bye, Buddy, we hope you find your dad!'
4. It's National French Toast Day.
5. (Fun Fact): Ear wax production can increase with stress or fear.