From the adorable to the downright hilarious, these insanely amazing ideas for upping your Elf on the Shelf game will have your kids rushing down the stairs every morning with glee.
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Elves Love Candy
Be careful if you put your elf on a shelf that also contains candy canes — they might be all gone in the morning.
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Elf on the Bookshelf
This literary elf loves a good read!
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The moment it suddenly becomes clear why you keep running out of eggnog...
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A Crafty Elf
Your kids will love doing some Christmas crafts alongside their Elf on the Shelf.
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Elfis Has Left the Building…
This music-loving elf — let's call him Elfis Presley — can't keep away from the karaoke machine... although if would be nice if he could learn another song other than "Deck the Halls." peapodsquadmom/Flickr Creative Commons
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Just Hangin’ Around
Hang in there, little guy — Christmas will be here soon!
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Elf Under the Tree
If an elf can't be on a shelf, then hanging out under the Christmas tree is a pretty good place too.
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Elf on the Shelf Meets Barbie
Looks like Malibu Barbie caught this elf's eye while they're both hanging out on the tree...
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... and off the go, as Barbie trades her scooter for a joyride in the elf's souped-up sleigh.
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Elf in the Cupboard
If you wake up to a batch of fresh-baked muffins on Christmas morning, then you know who to thank.
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All Lit Up
This elf enjoys being amidst the bright lights (he's a bit of a show-off, we think).
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He’s a Smartie!
If an elf comes across a box of Smarties left over from Halloween, don't be surprised to find a sweet holiday message warning spelled out in candy. peapodsquadmom/Flickr Creative Commons
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Here's an elf who's always up for a game of hide and seek.
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"Hey, what happened to that bowl of popcorn I left on the counter?"
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Elves are drawn to Christmas presents like a moth to the flame, so don't be surprised to find your gift-loving elf snuggled beneath the tree.
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A Sad Sports Fan
If a football-loving elf watches his favourite team lose a big game, you may want to keep a box off tissues handy for the tearful meltdown that ensues...
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A Puzzle-Loving Elf
Elves apparently love doing puzzles — although they're not always great at putting away all the pieces when they're done.
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This Elf’s a Cut-up
Leave a pair of scissors lying around an Elf on the Shelf, and you're likely to wake up in the morning with any pieces of paper transformed into holiday snowflakes.
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Any Christmas stockings that need mending? This little elf is ready to hop onto the sewing machine and get the job done!
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Hang in There!
Tucking an Elf in the Shelf into a Christmas stocking is a clever way to ensure it won't be filled with coal come Christmas morning.
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It takes an enterprising, thrill-seeking elf to create a zip-line in the living room.
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All Taped Up
A little tape can do the trick if you run out of shelf space, although it's admittedly not the most elegant solution...
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Elf in Lights
Here's an elf who enjoys the bright lights of a Christmas tree.
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If you think this is impressive, you should see what this little guy can do on a balance beam.