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    Updated on Jan 2, 2019. Posted on Dec 1, 2015

    31 Elf On The Shelf Ideas Guaranteed To Win Christmas

    Go way beyond the shelf.

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    1. Netflix and Chill

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    They'll start Frosty the Snowman, but they won't finish it.

    2. "Hotline Bling"

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    "You used to call me on my elf phone..."

    3. Cookie Butter Shame Spiral

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    Not even elves can resist the siren call of Cookie Butter.

    4. Yoga Class

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    Limbering up for a big day of making toys. From The Howards Got Elfed.

    5. Star Wars

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    Han Solo is totally getting coal in his stocking this year.

    6. Harry Potter

    These elves know magic. Christmas magic, that is. From Shelf the Elf.

    7. "Fixing" Starbucks Holiday Cups

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    Stop the war on elves!

    8. Garage Sale

    If you're nine inches tall this stuff is a steal. From A Small Snippet.

    9. The Drummer / Via Creative Commons

    Meet Ringo the Elf. From Frugal Coupon Living.

    10. Elf

    Let your elf feast on Buddy's famous spaghetti. From I Heart Naptime.

    11. Pinterest Fanatic

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    Ninety percent of what elves pin involve candy canes.

    12. Titanic

    This fella is the Leonardo Dicaprio of elves. From Say It, Don't Spray It!

    13. Magic Carpet Ride

    From Enza's Bargains. Find the easy how-to here.

    14. WWE Wrestling

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    Hulkamania got nothing on Elfamania. From RMA Photography Detroit.

    15. Running for President

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    "If elected, I promise more candy for everyone!"

    16. School Is in Session

    Elves are known to be short with their students. From A Small Snippet.

    17. Clubbing

    This little fella drinks only top elf drinks. From The Leggy Files.

    18. Gone Fishing

    The fishing pole from the North Pole. From Rocking My 365 Project!

    19. John and Yoko

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    "Imagine all the elves, living life in peace..."

    20. Playing Connect Four

    Someone should warn Lalaloopsy that elves totally cheat. From Lil Blue Boo.

    21. Doing Some Reps

    From Pillsbury. Learn how to make the bench and barbell here.

    22. The Dress

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    Santa said it was "white and gold," but Mrs. Claus saw "black and blue," so...

    23. Mechanic

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    If your kid gets a toy car that works this Christmas, you can thank this fella. From Xpresso Reads.

    24. Date Night

    25. Photo Booth

    The next best thing to taking an elfie. From Living Locurto.

    26. Gift Exchange

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    Celebrating the holidays with their pal, The Mensch on a Bench.

    27. The Voice

    This elf totally nailed "Baby, It's Cold Outside." From Picklehead Soup.

    28. Working the Catwalk

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    No one can work it like an elf. From Elf on the Shelf.

    29. Pancake Breakfast

    This elf really needs to use less butter. From Home Stories A to Z.

    30. Romantic Weekend

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    Even elves have to keep the magic alive.

    31. Capturing the Grinch

    Elves don't let anyone mess with Christmas. From The Sweatman Family.

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