Christmas is coming, and our stores are already filling up with seasonal products like pies and even Christmas cards.
But there is one thing parents around the world are dreading... the season of Elf on the Shelf is quickly approaching.
The Elf is based on a character in a 2005 children's book. He's a little figurine sold as a special "scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists." Parents are encouraged to move the Elf around overnight, so children are joyfully met with a new scene each morning.
The perfect reminder of omnipresent behavioral surveillance, kind of like a jolly Christmas version of 1984s Thought Police.
The growing Christmas tradition has gained huge popularity in the US and UK over the past few years, so it's only a matter of time until you see an Elf on your Shelf.
For those thinking the process sounds like a lot of pressure and extra seasonal responsibility to bring joy, we agree, and sometimes, all you can do is laugh.
Which is precisely why these fantastic Elf on a Shelf meme puns on Twitter will be making parents laugh around the world.
Some of them took us a while to crack, so we decided to give you a hand and write the jokes out above.
(Laura) Dern on a fern
you've heard of Elf on the Shelf. Now get ready for... pic.twitter.com/U2IdVyhstg— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) September 18, 2017
Bane on a plane
You heard of elf on a shelf now get ready for pic.twitter.com/dYnB7IG9iY— 🍄Dr Worm🎃 (@BasedDrWorm) September 17, 2017
(Michael) Scott on a tot
move over elf on a shelf pic.twitter.com/5Vup9DD5MT— Chance Harbour (@ChanceHarbour) September 17, 2017
Tide on a slide
You all know Elf on A Shelf, but now it's time for: pic.twitter.com/YYNCt0ARCc— John O'Connell (@FrenchToastJohn) September 16, 2017
(Laura) Dern on an urn
You've heard of Elf on a Shelf, now get ready for... pic.twitter.com/ErJZOYOeRX— sam corpse (@samcorb) September 18, 2017
Shrek on a deck
You ever hear of Elf on a Shelf? Nahh man its all about pic.twitter.com/x6zFdAtxoc— Jack Bauer (@Stillmanx68) September 15, 2017
Debra on a zebra
you've heard of Elf on the Shelf. Now get ready for... pic.twitter.com/qKx7K4sHxo— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) September 18, 2017
Peach on a beach
you've heard of elf on a shelf now get ready for pic.twitter.com/tijfrcuRfw— amy @school♡ (@moItencore) September 17, 2017
This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.