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Celebrities are flooding Instagram with their own Elf on the Shelf takes - and it's turned into viral trend

Yes, it's super random. Yes, we're highly amused.

By Jess Pullar
If you needed a little extra Christmas cheer as this turbulent year comes to an end, we have just the thing.
Or more accurately, Instagram does - a viral trend has taken ahold of the celebrity-verse, and it's giving them, and plenty of fans a much needed chortle.
If you're familiar with the traditional Elf on the Shelf tradition, upheld and adhered to by families the world over as kids wait for their visit from Santa.
But this year, things took a twist.
It all began when TV show host Garcelle Beauvais shared on Instagram "You've heard of Elf on a Shelf, now get ready for this."

Yes, that is Garcelle on Pharell.
Yes, it is peak pun cringe.
Yes, we want more.
And thus, Instagram's latest viral trend was born.
Elizabeth Banks took the helm by posting her own pic, quickly followed by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.
The rest, as they say, was history.
And to save you from trawling Instagram for a good old lol, we rounded up the best in one spot for you.
Keep scrolling and prepare for a laugh, Christmas cheer is just a pun away...

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