90 Jokes About Elves to Make Your Holidays Extra Merry

If you’re looking for a fun and SIMPLE way to have some fun with your kids this holiday season, try telling some of these cute jokes about elves and see how hard you can make them laugh!

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Benefits of Sharing Riddles and Jokes with Your Kids

First, there are many awesome benefits of telling jokes to your kids.

Here are just a few:

  • Telling jokes creates great dinner-time conversation.
  • Humor can increase feelings of family connection.
  • Developing a strong sense of humor can help your kids manage anxiety and stress.
  • Jokes help kids hone their verbal, reading, and spelling skills.
  • It’s an activity that requires no prep, and it’s completely free!

We’ve divided up our elf jokes into the following categories, for your browsing convenience:

  • Funny Christmas Jokes about Elves
  • Santa and Elf Jokes
  • More Hilarious Elf Jokes
  • Funny Jokes about Elves and School
  • Elf Riddles for Kids

Keep on reading to check them all out and have a great laugh (or two or three!) with your kids!

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Funny Jokes About Elves

What do elves use to walk if they break a leg? 

Candy canes.

What do you get when an elf passes gas? 

Jingle smells.

What is an elf’s favorite type of cookie? 


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What do elves tell each other to do on their birthdays?

“Treat yo’ elf.”

What do elves say when they see a friend?

Small world, isn’t it?!

What’s the best way to gain confidence? 

To believe in your elf.

Related article: 45 Easy Last-Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas

What is an elf’s favorite Olympic event? 

North Pole-vault

What position do all the elves want to play on their baseball team? 


Why did the elves ask the turkey to join the band? 

Because he had the drumsticks!

What do vegetarian elves eat? 


What do you call a wild elf in Texas?

Gnome on the range.

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What did the elf say when he won the lottery? 

Christmas be my lucky day.

Why didn’t the elf go on any dates?

He didn’t have any elf-confidence.

Santa and His Elves Jokes

What do elves sing to Santa Claus when it’s cold? 

“Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow.”

What’s another name for Santa’s helpers? 

Subordinate clauses.

Why do Santa’s helpers go to therapy? 

To help their elf esteem.

What is Santa’s helpers’ favorite song? 

“Have Your Elf a Merry Little Christmas.”

What does Santa use after trimming his beard? 


Santa rides in a sleigh. What do elves ride in? 


Why do Santa’s elves give Santa so much respect? 

They all look up to him.

What will Tesla build this Christmas to help Santa deliver presents?

An elf-driving car

What does Mrs. Claus use to bake cakes? 

Elf-rising flour.

How did the elf get to the top floor of Santa’s workshop? 

He used the elfavator.

What is Santa Claus’ tax status? 

Elf employed.

What do all the elves say when Santa makes a decision? 

Well, he does have the final sleigh, after all!

Related article: 101 Christmas Would You Rather Questions for the Whole Family

What do the elves say when they give Santa a compliment?

You totally sleigh. 

What detergent does Mrs. Claus wash the elves’ clothes in? 


How did Santa tell his elves to check their email? 

“First, yule log on…”

Why do Santa’s elves get called eves at Christmas time?

Because there is Noel.

What do the elves call it when they all clap for Santa?


What do you get if you cross one of Santa’s elves with a duck? 

A Christmas quacker!

elfabet soup

What do Santa’s helpers eat to warm up? 

Elf-abet soup.

What do the elves who work in Santa’s gardens do? 

Ho! Ho! Ho!

More Hilarious Elf Jokes 

What do elves use to take photos?

An Elfie Stick.

What goes inside elves’ pointy shoes? 

Their mistle-toes.

Why do elves make good listeners? 

Because they’re all ears.

What do elves eat for breakfast? 


What happens to elves who misbehave? 

They get the sack.

What are elves’ favorite types of photos? 


What do you call a badly behaved elf? 

A rebel without a Claus!

Where do elves go on vacation? 

Santa Fe.

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What special type of currency do elves use? 

Jingle bills.

What kind of bread do elves make sandwiches with?


What is green, white, and red all over? 

An elf with a sunburn.

What are elves’ favorite animals? 


What type of music do elves like best? 


What kind of pictures do elves love to paint? 


Related article: Christmas Song Trivia Questions for Kids

What is an elf’s favorite candy? 


Can elves fly?

Only if they have a pilot’s license!

What do you call an elf who won’t share? 


elf on the shelf joke

What do you call an elf who hasn’t had a date in 2 years? 

Elf on the shelf.

What do you call an elf who wins the lottery? 


Where do elves go dancing? 

Christmas balls.

Why did the elf quit his job roasting chestnuts?

It was driving him nuts!

Where do elves vote? 

The North Poll.

What do you do if you can’t hire a professional? 

Do it your elf.

Why do rich elves give extra gifts to the poor elves?

They like to share the welf!

What sickness did the elf get from making Christmas decorations? 


How do the elves make so many toys every year?

With lots of elf-ort!

What is the elves’ favorite sport to play? 

Miniature golf.

Funny Jokes about Elves and School 

What elf has the most books? 

A bookshelf!

doing his gnome work

How did the elf get straight A’s at school? 

By doing his gnome work every day!

Where do elves go to learn?

Nowhere, they’re Ho-Ho-Homeschooled!

What do you call an elf who learns independently? 


Why don’t elves read novels? 

They prefer short stories.

What’s the first thing elves learn in preschool? 

The elf-abet.

How did the teacher tell the elves to line up before break time at school? 

In elf-abet-ical order!

What do elves say when the teacher calls attendance?


What language do they teach at Elf School? 

North Polish!

Elves and Pop Culture Jokes

Where do elves go to get famous? 


funny elf joke pop culture

Who is the elves’ favorite pop star? 


What do you call a Santa’s helper with a rags-to-riches story? 


Who do elf music fans call the King of Rock and Roll? 


Who is the elves’ second favorite rock and roll singer?

Spruce Springsteen!

What kind of motorcycle do elves ride? 

A Holly Davidson!

What is an elf’s favorite filmmaker? 

Elfred Hitchcock.

Why did the elf ask Frodo to turn off his cell phone?

He was Bored of the Rings!

What kind of car does an elf drive?


Which sort of elf makes their home in a fizzy drink can? 

A sprite!

Funny Elf Riddles

What did the reindeer say when he saw an elf?

Nothing, reindeer can’t talk.

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What did the one elf say to the other when he looked up at the sky? 

It looks like rain, dear.

Who makes presents for Santa and bounces up and down?

An elf on a pogo stick.

Who makes presents for Santa and is ten feet tall?

An elf on stilts.

What do you call an elf that joins the 11 other elves in Santa’s workshop? 

The twelf!

What has three ears and makes Christmas presents?

An elf eating corn on the cob!

Did you hear about the Irish elf with a skin disease? 

He was a leper-chaun!

What do you call an elf wearing earmuffs? 

Anything you want. He can’t hear you.

Why did the elf cross the road?

Because he was riding a chicken!

How long were the elf’s legs? 

Long enough to reach the ground.

What climbs trees, buries nuts & makes presents? 

An elf who thinks he’s a squirrel!

Final thoughts about these elf jokes for kids

Remember, you don’t have to do ALL of the crafts, gifts, parties, etc, etc, etc that you may feel pressured to do during the holidays.

You can do a few small and simple things – like tell these cute elf jokes for kids – and make some fun and festive memories your kids will always remember.   

And if you’re looking for simple and fun ideas for your kids to do this Christmas, get our FREE printable Letters to Santa before you go!

Related articles about Christmas family fun:

Fun Christmas Family Feud 

21 Adorable and Free Letter to Santa Templates

21 Awesome Christmas Books to Read to Your Kids This Year

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Which one of these jokes about elves made you smile the most? 

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