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The most creative Elf on the Shelf ideas

Elf on the Shelf has become a holiday tradition for many Long Island families.

Throughout the past seasons, you've shared the most creative places you found your Elf on the Shelf.

We rounded up some of the favorite Elf on the Shelf poses we've seen so far. And, we'd love to see yours. Click here to share your Elf on the Shelf pictures. (Captions are submitted by readers who share their photos.)

Elf on the Shelf: At the hair salon

Make me glamourous
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Make me glamourous

Elf on the Shelf: Warns about yellow snow

Be sure to know not to eat the
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Be sure to know not to eat the yellow snow

Elf on the Shelf: Playing Fortnite

Everyone loves Fortnite
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Everyone loves Fortnite

Elf on the Shelf: Does the Kiki dance challenge

Everyone wants to know who Kiki loves
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Everyone wants to know who Kiki loves

Elf on the Shelf: Enjoying the spa

Take some time for yourself this holiday season
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Take some time for yourself this holiday season

Elf on the Shelf: Marries a celebrity

Elf on the shelf marrying Justin Bieber
Photo Credit: Ladene, Rocky Hill

Elf on the shelf marrying Justin Bieber

Elf on the Shelf: Gives a makeup tutorial

Make me look like them
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Make me look like them

Elf on the Shelf: Follows the yellowbrick road

Elf on the shelf Wizard of Oz
Photo Credit: Ladene, Rocky Hill

Elf on the shelf Wizard of Oz

Elf on the Shelf: Attends paint night with friends

Elf on the shelf paint night
Photo Credit: Ladene, Rocky Hill

Elf on the shelf paint night

Elf on the Shelf: Being silly

Girl elves rule boy elves drool
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Girl elves rule boy elves drool

Elf on the Shelf: Pillow fight

Elf on the shelf pillow fight
Photo Credit: Ladene, Rocky Hill

Elf on the shelf pillow fight

Elf on the Shelf: Making slime

Elf on the shelf making slime
Photo Credit: Ladene, Rocky Hill

Elf on the shelf making slime

Elf on the Shelf: Meeting Doctor Who

Bob the Elf decided to get some help
Photo Credit: Leslie Richards

Bob the Elf decided to get some help from Doctor Who and fly in on the Tardis last night.

Elf on the Shelf: Hanging with the kids

My Husband and I, have our very own
Photo Credit: Lauren Cuccias Photography

My Husband and I, have our very own 7 Elves on a Shelf

Elf on the Shelf: Making a mess

Milo and Otis were asked not to return
Photo Credit: Jeanine Boiko

Milo and Otis were asked not to return to the museum again.

Elf on the Shelf: Enjoying popcorn

Popcorn gone wrong
Photo Credit: Paula Fernandez

Popcorn gone wrong

Elf on the Shelf: Celebrating birthdays

December birthdays are rough.
Photo Credit: Paula

December birthdays are rough.

Elf on the Shelf: Hiding out in an igloo

Elf builds a TP igloo.
Photo Credit: Melissa, Levittown

Elf builds a TP igloo.

Elf on the Shelf: Building a snowman

Want to build a snowman?
Photo Credit: Paula

Want to build a snowman?

Elf on the Shelf: Checking the naughty list

When dad's on the naughty list.
Photo Credit: Jeanine Boiko

When dad's on the naughty list.

Elf on the Shelf: Attends a car race

Indy elf race.
Photo Credit: Paula

Indy elf race.

Elf on the Shelf: Special delivery

Special Delivery: Perry and his Reindeer, Ferb are
Photo Credit: Lucy Cates, Wantagh

Special Delivery: Perry and his Reindeer, Ferb are back to watch over Chase.

Elf on the Shelf: Hiding in a jar

PJ Mask help!
Photo Credit: Paula

PJ Mask help!

Elf on the Shelf: Taking a ride in the bath

Taking a ride on the yellow submarine.
Photo Credit: Paula

Taking a ride on the yellow submarine.

Elf on the Shelf: Having a picnic

Having a picnic by the duck pond
Photo Credit: Paula Fernandez

Having a picnic by the duck pond

Elf on the Shelf: Word games

Scrabble, anyone?!
Photo Credit: Jeanine Boiko

Scrabble, anyone?!

Elf on the Shelf: Mad scientist

Mad scientist Milo with his trusty sidekick, Otis.
Photo Credit: Jeanine Boiko

Mad scientist Milo with his trusty sidekick, Otis.

Elf on the Shelf: Taking a nap

Perry and his Reindeer, Ferb are camping out
Photo Credit: Lucy Cates

Perry and his Reindeer, Ferb are camping out at Christmas time.

Elf on the Shelf: Builds a magic door

Elf builds a magic door.
Photo Credit: Melissa, Levittown

Elf builds a magic door.

Elf on the Shelf: Checking out the kitchen

He just came back from the North Pole
Photo Credit: oceanside

He just came back from the North Pole after a rough night with snow and high winds.

Elf on the Shelf: Watching TV

Watch me not the TV.
Photo Credit: oceanside

Watch me not the TV.

Elf on the Shelf: Hanging around

Part of the family!
Photo Credit: oceanside

Part of the family!

Elf on the Shelf: Spinning freestyle

Deejay elf Milo spinning freestyle.
Photo Credit: Jeanine Boiko

Deejay elf Milo spinning freestyle.

Elf on the Shelf: Gets into the syrup

Frankie the Elf loves syrup!

Frankie the Elf loves syrup!

Elf on the Shelf: Goes rock climbing

We found Cuddles rock wall climbing this morning!
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele

We found Cuddles rock wall climbing this morning!

Elf on the Shelf: Justice League

Either the Avengers and Justice League are creeped
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele

Either the Avengers and Justice League are creeped out by Cuddles, or, they might be Jets fans.

Elf on the Shelf: Gets a boo-boo

Oh Cuddles, just like I always tell Chase
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele

Oh Cuddles, just like I always tell Chase ... you have to slow down or you?re going to get hurt! Feel better!

Elf on the Shelf: Eats dog treats

Silly Cuddles thought the dog treats were cookies!!
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele

Silly Cuddles thought the dog treats were cookies!!

Elf on the Shelf: Taking a ride

Hot air balloon ride :-)
Reader Photo Credit: Pfalzgraf family

Hot air balloon ride :-)

Elf on the Shelf: Racing

Night at the Sock races
Reader Photo Credit: Pfalzgraf family

Night at the Sock races

Elf on the Shelf: Gets a flu shot

St. Catherine Elf Claire getting her flu shot.
Reader Photo Credit: Paula Primm, Islip Terrace

St. Catherine Elf Claire getting her flu shot.

Elf on the Shelf: Crash landing

Crash landing!
Reader Photo Credit: Alissa Babylon

Crash landing!

Elf on the Shelf: Playing Christmas carols

Tom is playing Christmas carols
Reader Photo Credit: Alissa Babylon

Tom is playing Christmas carols

Elf on the Shelf: Relaxing

Today elf thinks warm happy thoughts, while Elsa
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele, Levittown

Today elf thinks warm happy thoughts, while Elsa gets in trouble for freezing him yesterday by the stormtroopers.

Elf on the Shelf: Frozen

Elsa puts a freeze on elf's antics...
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele, Levittown

Elsa puts a freeze on elf's antics...

Elf on the Shelf: Gets crafty

Elf gets crafty and decorates the kids rooms.
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa, Levittown

Elf gets crafty and decorates the kids rooms.

Elf on the Shelf: Strikes a pose

Elf prefers his family to look like reindeer.
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa, Levittown

Elf prefers his family to look like reindeer.

Elf on the Shelf: Takes a bubble bath

Elf relaxing in a crock pot bubble bath
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa, Levittown

Elf relaxing in a crock pot bubble bath

Elf on the Shelf: Rides a plane

Elf riding a blue angel.
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa, Levittown

Elf riding a blue angel.

Elf on the Shelf: Goes to the dark side

Elf gets in trouble with the dark side
Reader Photo Credit: Melissa Eichele , Levittown

Elf gets in trouble with the dark side

Elf on the Shelf: Hanging around

Chippy the friendly neighborhood elf
Reader Photo Credit: Ed, Syosset

Chippy the friendly neighborhood elf

Elf on the Shelf: Causing trouble

And 1
Reader Photo Credit: Ed, Syosset

And 1

Elf on the Shelf: Nativity

Erv the Elf Nativity scene.

Erv the Elf Nativity scene.

Elf on the Shelf: Hanging out

Our elves, Sam and Elliot, are so adventurous!

Our elves, Sam and Elliot, are so adventurous! The Roman Kids can't wait to see what they're up to next!

Elf on the Shelf: G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe Elf on the Shelf
Photo Credit: Frank Lombardi East Quogue

G.I. Joe Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf: Stuck in a jar

Help

Help

Elf on the Shelf: 'Frozen'

Cruising with Elsa
Photo Credit: Karen Frauenthal

Cruising with Elsa

Elf on the Shelf: Gone fishing

Harry fishing for goldfish.

Harry fishing for goldfish.

Elf on the Shelf: Working out

Working out to Insanity
Photo Credit: Lisa

Working out to Insanity

Elf on the Shelf: Survivor-in-training

Survivor Tribal Council
Photo Credit: Lisa

Survivor Tribal Council

Elf on the Shelf: Candy surprise

It must be Halloween in The Northpole
Photo Credit: Lisa

It must be Halloween in The Northpole

Elf on the Shelf: Yoda

May the force be with you!

May the force be with you!

Elf on the Shelf: Chandelier

Frankie decided to hang from our chandelier watching
Photo Credit: Mike DiChiara

Frankie decided to hang from our chandelier watching Dylan and Matthew from the birds eye view.

Elf on the Shelf: Midnight munchies

Ed the elf having late night
Photo Credit: Ed

Ed the elf having late night "donut" munchies!

Elf on the Shelf: Lollipops

Our elves Scout, Snoel & Frosty Present are
Photo Credit: Maria Ehrmann

Our elves Scout, Snoel & Frosty Present are always up to no good!

Elf on the Shelf: Snow angels

Sparkle the elf leaves a message.
Photo Credit: Romina Tommasiello

Sparkle the elf leaves a message.

Elf on the Shelf: Keeping warm

Our Elf, Holly is dressed and ready to
Photo Credit: Theresa Mejia, Central Islip

Our Elf, Holly is dressed and ready to share a cup of delicious hot cocoa to keep warm.

Elf on the Shelf: Midnight munchies

Max eating my cheerios!!
Photo Credit: Mike Mcmahon

Max eating my cheerios!!

Elf on the Shelf: Takes a selfie

Our elf decided he wanted a portrait of
Photo Credit: Denise Algerio

Our elf decided he wanted a portrait of himself!! Crazy elf!

Elf on the Shelf: Camouflage

My elf Max hiding in the plant.
Photo Credit: Ana

My elf Max hiding in the plant.

Elf on the Shelf: Inspired by 'Frozen'

Happy the elf wants to build a snowman!
Photo Credit: Kelly Zafutto

Happy the elf wants to build a snowman!

Roasting marshmallows

Ezzle, Bezzle and Fezzle the elves roasting marshmallows

Ezzle, Bezzle and Fezzle the elves roasting marshmallows after their nightly visit to tell Santa about the good things the children did.

Elf on the Shelf: Potty party

Ho Ho Ho! Who has to go?
Photo Credit: Lauren Volpe

Ho Ho Ho! Who has to go?

Elf on the Shelf: Sun bathing

Happy enjoying the Hamptons sun!
Photo Credit: Kelly Zaffuto

Happy enjoying the Hamptons sun!

Elf on the Shelf: Sugar rush

Peppermint is a little thirsty...
Photo Credit: Karen Mood

Peppermint is a little thirsty...

Elf on the Shelf: Thanksgiving Day parade

The King family's elf recreates the Macy's Thanksgiving
Photo Credit: Kerri King

The King family's elf recreates the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in East Quogue.

Elf on the Shelf: The prankster

She dyed our milk green!
Photo Credit: Romina Tommasiello

She dyed our milk green!

Elf on the Shelf: Relaxing with a movie

Time for some movies and popcorn.
Photo Credit: Romina Tommasiello

Time for some movies and popcorn.

Elf on the Shelf: Making the naughty list

Elf causing overnight mischief.
Photo Credit: Romina Tommasiello

Elf causing overnight mischief.

Elf on the Shelf: Baking with Doc

Made donuts (Cheerios) and enjoying a tea party
Photo Credit: Romina Tommasiello

Made donuts (Cheerios) and enjoying a tea party with Doc McStuffins.

Elf on the Shelf: Having fun with a printer

Our elves Scout, Snoel & Frosty Present are
Photo Credit: Maria Ehrmann

Our elves Scout, Snoel & Frosty Present are always up to no good!

Elf on the Shelf: Making a mess

The King family's elf is making a mess
Photo Credit: Kerri King

The King family's elf is making a mess in the kitchen in East Quogue.

Elf on the Shelf: Cleaning house

Our elves Scout, Snoel & Frosty Present are
Photo Credit: Maria Ehrmann

Our elves Scout, Snoel & Frosty Present are always up to no good!

Elf on the Shelf: Chilling with Barbie

Elf hangs out with Barbie dolls.
Photo Credit: Nicole OShea-Holohan

Elf hangs out with Barbie dolls.

Elf on the Shelf: Enjoying breakfast

Our elf got into some mischief by eating
Photo Credit: Denise Algerio

Our elf got into some mischief by eating the last of some Captain crunch cereal.

Elf on the Shelf: Camping

Roasting marshmallows with the woodland creatures in Deer
Photo Credit: Romina Tommasiello

Roasting marshmallows with the woodland creatures in Deer Park.

Elf on the Shelf: Playing with friends

Our Elf Cookie, sack/sock racing with her friend.
Photo Credit: Tina Morena, Massapequa Park

Our Elf Cookie, sack/sock racing with her friend.

Max on top of our Christmas tree.
Photo Credit: Mike McMahon

Max on top of our Christmas tree.

Elf on the Shelf: Playing hide-and-seek

My three daughters Angelina, Sarah, and Julianna woke
Photo Credit: Melissa Michel

My three daughters Angelina, Sarah, and Julianna woke up to our elf Chrisme trying to make himself some coffee.

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