ICYMI, Instagram is flooded with celebs turning each other into this hilarious Elf on the Shelf meme. In short, stars are sharing pics of themselves with mini versions of other celebs pasted onto their shoulders. To help catch you up, here are 30 of the best Elf on the Shelf celebrity memes that will make you literally LOL.
Elf on the Shelf memes are not totally new, as meme creators have made other hilarious takes on the children's toy before. Know Your Meme lists an Elf on the Shelf meme trend that began in 2011, followed by another variation in 2016, in which users posted the phrase, "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for," with images of other items or people sitting on top of things. Now celebs are taking on another variation for 2020, with edited photos of themselves and a celeb that rhymes with their name.
For example, Reese Witherspoon posted a photo of herself on Instagram with a small picture of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson from Grease for a "Grease on Reese." The rhyming is getting amazing results, like Elizabeth Banks' "Hanks on Banks" or Amy Schumer's "Schum on Klum."
It appears the trend originated on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from a Bravo fan who posted a photo of Pharrell Williams with Garcelle Beauvais from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on his shoulder. Beauvais reposted it and afterward, a slew of other celebs created their own.
1. Garcelle On Pharrell
2. 'Grease' On Reese
3. Hanks On Banks
4. Schum On Klum
Amy Schumer shortened her last name to make this one work.
5. Chrissy On Sissy On Missy
Melissa McCarthy posted her own with two celebs, captioning it "Chrissy on Sissy on Missy." The first celeb "Chrissy" is Chris Hemsworth, while the second celeb is Sissy Spacek (costumed as Loretta Lynn).
6. Rumer On Schumer
7. Penn on Jen
8. Carrey On Carey
Mariah Carey posted a "Carrey on Carey" look with Jim Carrey's Grinch.
9. Stark On Mark
Marvel star Mark Ruffalo posted a nod to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tony Stark on his shoulder.
10. Perry On Kerry
11. Pope On Knope
Even fictional celebs got in on the fun, like this iteration with Parks & Rec's Leslie Knope and Scandal's Olivia Pope.
12. Janney On Annie
13. Mick On Nic
14. Drew On Liu
The Drew Barrymore Show's official IG posted a ton of takes on the star's name, including: Drew on Liu, Drew on Igloo, Drew on Canoe, Drew on Shoe, and Drew on Screw:
15. Cardi B On Taraji P
16. Rashida On Rashida
Rashida Jones posted a picture of herself on the shoulder of another Rashida Jones, who is the newest president of MSNBC, the first-ever Black person to run a major cable news network. Her caption was all about how proud she is to share a name with her.
17. Puff On Hough
18. Pascal On Gal
19. The Crown On Brown
20. Marcel The Shell On Michelle & Elle On Michelle
The first photo shows Marcel the Shell, while the second puts Elle Woods from Legally Blonde atop Michelle Monaghan's shoulder.
21. Chandler Bing On Meghan King
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King posted her own version of the meme using the character Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) from Friends.
22. Presley On Kressley
23. Luke Bryan On Ryan
24. Molina On Nina
Nina West, who appeared on Season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race, posted a version with Marvel star Alfred Molina.
25. Erykah On America
26. Leno On Cheno
A little shortening of her last name makes this one from Kristin Chenoweth right on point.
27. Ken On Jen
28. Reba On Eva
29. Harry On Gerry
30. Cara On Tara
Even though it's a new take on an old meme, these celebs are bringing the heat with these on-point pics. Here's hoping this meme becomes a holiday tradition from now on.
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