The Best Elf on the Shelf Displays by Celebrity Parents

These celeb moms are winning Christmas with their elaborate Elf on the Shelf displays

01 of 20

Halle Berry

Halle Berry
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The elves on Halle Berry's shelves got into an inordinate amount of mischief in 2020 — and one photo proves the actress' Elf is a fan of the Minions!

02 of 20

Kim Kardashian

Elf on the Shelf Kim Kardashian
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The star's tour of her unique Christmas decor included a peek at at least three elves — including this one, hiding behind some Kardashian kiddo art.

03 of 20

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham elf on the shelf
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Hmm, something seems fishy about the designer's Elf setup for daughter Harper.

04 of 20

Busy Philipps

elf on the shelf
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The undisputed queen of Elf on the Shelf dazzled everyone — except for her kids — with this Art Basel reference.

05 of 20

Kim Kardashian

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When brother Saint touched his Elf (which apparently can cause them to lose their magic or die), Kim's eldest daughter North helpfully created a gravesite for it.

06 of 20

January Jones

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January experienced the existential angst some parents feel about having to put together a new tableau every night: "It's getting dark," she wrote on a shot of the poor Elf getting mauled by a dino.

07 of 20

Victoria Beckham

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Even Posh plays along! The former Spice Girl took the "on the shelf" designation literally, propping him up among the glassware in her kitchen cabinets.

08 of 20

Busy Philipps

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Philipps is a holiday decorating pro. She decked out her house with an electric train, a full-size nutcracker, garland swags on the stairs and, of course, her very creative elves. One of her recent masterful scenes, set up for her two daughters, Birdie and Cricket, included two of Santa's helpers making snow angels in flour. Another saw her elves having a "sElf care day" at the spa.

09 of 20

Heather Dubrow

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The Real Housewives of Orange County alum goes all out at Chateau Dubrow, her Southern California home, for her four kids, Katarina, Collette, Nick and Max. One masterpiece was a tribute to Mean Girls.

10 of 20

Monica Potter

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The Parenthood star played a clever trick on her family's dog. "Good luck finding the elf today Molly," she wrote.

11 of 20

Lily Aldridge

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No use crying over spilled cereal! The Victoria's Secret model whipped up a healthy treat for daughter Dixie and her holiday friend. "Breakfast date," she wrote.

12 of 20

Kourtney Kardashian

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The mom of three — Mason, Penelope and Reign — goes all out with her Christmas countdown. One year's epic installations kicked off with one big elf and several smaller ones kicking back in a modified holiday dollhouse.

13 of 20

Tori Spelling

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Tori Spelling found her festive friends to be a little messier than Philipps's. "Guess the Elves were found this a.m. And somehow this year they are Hawaiian!" she said. "I would have welcomed them with open arms except they also ate all the Hawaiian rolls in the house! And left crumbs everywhere…"

14 of 20

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar
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Sarah Michelle Gellar throws the best toy parties in town! Her festive Elf on the Shelf display — one of several the actress and FoodStirs founder has posted on Instagram — included a mini game of Twister. Gellar's two children with husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Charlotte and Rocky, no doubt appreciated this hilarious setup.

15 of 20

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling
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Spelling's holiday guest made quite the cereal mess in over night! "It was all over the floor and up the stairs leading to the kids' rooms," she wrote. "Naughty elf!"

16 of 20

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian
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A special letter to Kourtney Kardashian's oldest son, Mason, serves as a reminder that their family's Elf is on his way. "You're my best friend, but I need a favor. Please be patient and kind. Santa has something special for you," the mysterious note read.

17 of 20

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
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"River found two elves hiding in our tree. Where will they be hiding tomorrow?" Kelly Clarkson wondered on this shot of her beautifully decorated Christmas tree complete with a few holiday-themed guests for her daughter.

18 of 20

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo
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Behati Prinsloo was determined to make baby daughter Dusty Rose's first Christmas very special. "Yaaassss and so it begins!!!!" she wrote on her Elf on the Shelf debut.

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Busy Philipps

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"Elves were doing laundry and hanging out this a.m.," Philips wrote.

20 of 20

Heather Dubrow

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The Real Housewives of Orange County star's holiday guests appeared just in time to "kick off Chanukah!"

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