For those of you, like me, who have never heard of Elf On The Shelf, it has become a Christmas time tradition, where a special little scout is sent to your home from the North Pole to make sure kids are behaving themselves. The Christmas elf can be hidden anywhere around the house, keeping a careful eye on your little ones, before returning at night to the North Pole to make their reports on who has been naughty or nice.

Now, Elf On The Shelf ideas can be a lot of fun for adults too, as they come up with ever more creative places to hide the Elf, as well as play around with some hilarious positions and scenarios in full Christmas spirit. We here at Bored Panda have rounded up our favorite examples of people taking the funny Elf On The Shelf game to the next level, and we are sure you'll find them as amusing as we did! Scroll down below to check the hilarious Christmas decorations out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Frozen Elf

Frozen Elf

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Bill
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2 years ago

The only thing I can focus on is the switches are crooked

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#2

This Is What Happens When My Adult Son Comes Over To House Sit Over The Weekend

This Is What Happens When My Adult Son Comes Over To House Sit Over The Weekend

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

I've got a bad feeling about this...

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#3

Just A Little Terrifying

Just A Little Terrifying

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Brooke Wagner
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2 years ago

🤷‍♀️

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#4

Elf Left Some Delicious Treats

Elf Left Some Delicious Treats

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ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
2 years ago

adorable!

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#5

One Of My Mom's "Elf On The Shelf" Photos

One Of My Mom's "Elf On The Shelf" Photos

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

like that one little girl they keep using on burning house meme

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#6

We Couldn’t Find Our Elf On The Shelf Until This Morning

We Couldn’t Find Our Elf On The Shelf Until This Morning

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

This is really dark and really clever!

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#7

My Sister's Elf On A Shelf

My Sister's Elf On A Shelf

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Nathaniel Bong
Community Member
2 years ago

Really cool...

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#8

Last Known Photo Of The Elf On The Shelf

Last Known Photo Of The Elf On The Shelf

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Galaxy Domination 101
Community Member
2 years ago

The elf looks so happy though. There is a whole story behind this scene.

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#9

Elf Climbing Wall!

Elf Climbing Wall!

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Parmeisan
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh man, that's a 5.9 (difficulty) at least. He's a better climber than I am.

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#10

Elf On The Shelf, You Dirty Bugger

Elf On The Shelf, You Dirty Bugger

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow look at all of that plastic surgery!

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#11

Elf On The Shelf Spouse Wars Are On (Hubby Doesn’t Know It Yet)

Elf On The Shelf Spouse Wars Are On (Hubby Doesn’t Know It Yet)

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess the elf tried to take a shortcut and ran into Shelob

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#12

Jigsaw Elf

Jigsaw Elf

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that tape, or toilet roll? Is tape roll the game, what is happening!?

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#13

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Dolls

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Dolls

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

The person who drew this is actually really good!

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#14

What My Little Cousins Think Of Their "Elf On A Shelf"

What My Little Cousins Think Of Their "Elf On A Shelf"

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Galaxy Domination 101
Community Member
2 years ago

"You're under arrest!"

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#15

Cheeky Little Elf Has Been Jealous Of Frosty The Snowman And Has Decided To Melt Him!

Cheeky Little Elf Has Been Jealous Of Frosty The Snowman And Has Decided To Melt Him!

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David Viesta
Community Member
2 years ago

"What is wrong Frosty? You look a little "Melty""

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#16

Day3 - Savage Attack

Day3 - Savage Attack

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

First the carrot, then the stick

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#17

I Pea’d My Elf⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I Pea’d My Elf⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Crystal
Community Member
2 years ago

lol i love a good pun, and a bad pun too!

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#18

Freddy Came In Like A Wrecking Ball!

Freddy Came In Like A Wrecking Ball!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

♪ came in like a Christmas ornament ♪

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#19

Help The Elf Is Trapped In A Balloon

Help The Elf Is Trapped In A Balloon

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

NO DONT OPEN IT! THAT BALLOON IS THE ONLY WAY TO CONTAIN HIS EVIL!!!

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#20

Elf Planetarium. Tonight's Free Viewing Uranus

Elf Planetarium. Tonight's Free Viewing Uranus

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Rebeca Lozada
Community Member
2 years ago

"How's the view back there?"

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#21

Circus Act

Circus Act

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Pan39
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2 years ago

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What a idiot!

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#22

Worst Cookies Ever

Worst Cookies Ever

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

They look tasty..... is that bad or am I just hungry?

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#23

My Elf On The Shelf Appears To Have Choked On His Aspirations

My Elf On The Shelf Appears To Have Choked On His Aspirations

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
2 years ago

So where exactly does the tree end and Darth begin? Is he using the Force of the Buttocks to grip the top of the tree?

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#24

Hot Tub Party

Hot Tub Party

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

"Right ladies, who wants to jingle my bells?"... too much?

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#25

My Elves Are Bob Ross

My Elves Are Bob Ross

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

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#26

I'm Watching You

I'm Watching You

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Putting googly eyes on random things is the most satisfying thing ever

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#27

Snow Angel. AKA Buttermilk Corn Meal Angels

Snow Angel. AKA Buttermilk Corn Meal Angels

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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
2 years ago

Of course our mighty Elf Overlord requires the best Colombian Nose Candy...

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#28

K Is Gonna Be Mad When He Wakes Up

K Is Gonna Be Mad When He Wakes Up

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Kyra
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is this so bad?

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#29

Naughty Elf On The Shelf Ate The Whole Advent Calendar

Naughty Elf On The Shelf Ate The Whole Advent Calendar

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

DAMMIT FREDDY!

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#30

Open Lid And Smell

Open Lid And Smell

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Should put him and the note with the Christmas cookies to make sure the kids won't eat all of them before Christmas

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#31

Let It Go

Let It Go

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Pan39
Community Member
2 years ago

When you’re drawing on your toilet and you realize your using a permanent marker. Blame it on the elf! He did it! The real question is who would do this type of thing

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#32

Looks Like Freddy's Making Copies Of Himself... And His Butt

Looks Like Freddy's Making Copies Of Himself... And His Butt

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Go home elf, you're drunk

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#33

Prankster Elf

Prankster Elf

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Dave van Es
Community Member
2 years ago

The elf is taking a p*ss at the sh*ttiest gift ever

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#34

Pre-Christmas Workout

Pre-Christmas Workout

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

*takes marshmallows off* Nom nom nom

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#35

Dec3 A Trap! Will Shelf And Batman Escape The Clutches Of The Evil Underworld?!

Dec3 A Trap! Will Shelf And Batman Escape The Clutches Of The Evil Underworld?!

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Batman looks like he's pissed at Elf for getting him in this mess

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#36

Freddy's Fishing Tonight

Freddy's Fishing Tonight

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Mya Lugar
Community Member
2 years ago

The Cane Mutiny!

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#37

Alfsy’s Version Of “Girl With Balloon” Now Known As “Love Is In The Bin”

Alfsy’s Version Of “Girl With Balloon” Now Known As “Love Is In The Bin”

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Better than Banksy tbh

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#38

Let There Be Peas On Earth And Let It Begin With Me...

Let There Be Peas On Earth And Let It Begin With Me...

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

But...But...the Earth is flat! Eric DuBay says so!

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#39

Free Reindeer Poop

Free Reindeer Poop

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Well ok....

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#40

Ridin’ Dirty...

Ridin’ Dirty...

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I see a reflection of a giant bug at his feet.

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#41

Oops! Sorry Freddy

Oops! Sorry Freddy

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OOF
Community Member
2 years ago

DONT OPEN IT! HE WILL KILL YOU!

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#42

Cupcake Where U At?

Cupcake Where U At?

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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Put him and the other nanners in the freezer; we'll make banana bread later

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#43

Homework Gives Him Migraines

Homework Gives Him Migraines

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Me too elf, me too

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#44

Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

My, what a long pole he has...

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#45

We Wiped Our Butts On Your Face Towel

We Wiped Our Butts On Your Face Towel

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Mick Fowler
Community Member
2 years ago

But...but...

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#46

Droppin A Deuce

Droppin A Deuce

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Tina
Community Member
2 years ago

Gross! Now they have to throw him out!

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#47

Elf Work Is A Dirty Job

Elf Work Is A Dirty Job

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

Pink clothes for everyone!!!

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#48

Freddy Has Been A Very Naughty Elf Tonight

Freddy Has Been A Very Naughty Elf Tonight

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David Viesta
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2 years ago

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Again with the sick expressions: "I wonder who did this horrible thing, such a vile creature".

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#49

I’m Sure It’s Freshly Squeezed Too

I’m Sure It’s Freshly Squeezed Too

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Tina
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2 years ago

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Yuck! What is it with people putting their dolls in/on a toilet. Be sure to have him touch food next. Oh look, we all have e coli just in time for Christmas!

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#50

Let It Go

Let It Go

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Dragon_knight56
Community Member
2 years ago

He misses the north pole

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