10 Silly Captions for All Your Elf on the Shelf Holiday Pics

December means the Elf on the Shelf is back in many of our homes to spy on our every move and report back to Santa.

Plan on taking some goofy photos with the elf before the holidays are over? Use one of these captions when you post it to Instagram.

For the pic of the elf on a high shelf, gazing out over a large room:

"This home is under elf surveillance."


For the photo of the elf's strangest hiding spot:

"I can hide on a plant, a shelf or a frame. Where will I be? Let's make it a game."

The Elf on the Shelf


For your elf's most innocent-looking pose:

"There's room for everyone on the nice list."



For the pic of you brazenly touching the elf:

"Please do not touch me. My magic might go, and Santa won't hear all I've seen or I know."

-The Elf on the Shelf


For the photo of you pampering yourself with the elf watching you in the background:

"Working on my elf-care."


For the pic revealing that the elf didn't manage to relocate overnight:

"Don't move a muscle."

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For your most confident Elf on the Shelf image:

"Believe in your elf."


For the pic of you pretending to hide next to the elf:

"I'm really good at hide-and-seek."


For the shot of you miming an act of kindness in view of your elf:

"Gotta make sure I get on that nice list."


For your silliest selfie posed in front of the elf:

"Elfie time."

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Need more elfie inspo? Click HERE for quotes from the movie Elf to use as Instagram captions.