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Elf on the Shelf ideas to get you through the silly season | PHOTOS

Could your elf use some new tricks to keep up their sleeve?

Elf on the Shelf always appears at the start of December - and these mischievous elves seem to find the most creative ways to keep an eye on all little boys and girls.

The Elf on the Shelf is a toy sent to children's homes to report back to Santa on who has been naughty or nice this year.

While the cheeky little elves have a job to do, it seems they also like getting up to mischief along the way.

But now we're in December, some elves and their 'managers' might be struggling to come up with new pranks to play on their families.

Take a click through the gallery above to see some of the inspiration shared by our readers across the years.

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