The votes are in: Introducing Ric James

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond spoke and 8News heard. Based on popular demand 8News’ elf has found a name.

Introducing Ric James … as in “RIC” for Richmond and “James” for the James River. Not to mention the super freaky funk legend with a similar moniker.

Ric showed up today in the 8News hallway, dressed in his tuxedo, cuddling up with the Jimmy Kimmel live poster.

Some have said it’s because he has Oscar aspirations.

When Ric isn’t busy building up his film resume, he’s keeping an eye on the 8News team to make sure they’re not misbehaving.

Stay tuned to see where Ric shows up next.

In the meantime, be sure to send your Elf on the Shelf pictures to 8News at

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