20 Amazingly Good Elf Jokes For Kids

Christmas is a magical time filled with sparkle and joy. It is indeed the season to be jolly and what better way to celebrate this wondrous time of the year than with a sprinkle of fairy dust and some fabulous elf jokes!

Wouldn’t you just love some printable elf jokes, handpicked you to leave with your elf on the days that you just can’t be bothered to move him? What could be better than some printable funny Christmas elf jokes?  In this post, I’ve also included a couple of Christmas knock knock jokes and some snowman jokes that I know your kids will love!

Last-minute elf on the shelf ideas

We all know the horror of when you’ve forgotten to move your child’s elf and the fear of trying to come up ideas quickly and without being discovered.  If you missed my free, elf on the shelf cheat sheet, packed full of no prep, no props, last minute, elf on the shelf ideas, you can still grab your free copy below. These are quick and easy to execute before your kids get up! Print it off and keep it handy with your printable elf jokes for an easy way out of the elf mayhem!

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How to use the elf jokes printable

Using the elf jokes 

  1. Leave a joke with the elf when you have forgotten to move him.

    These funny elf jokes are handy to keep about when you’ve forgotten to move your elf, just print them off and keep them at the ready to share some festive fun in your home! Print them onto some thick card and leave them with the Christmas elves, put your feet up and relax! 

  2. Place the elf jokes inside Christmas crackers

    If you enjoy making your own Christmas crackers these are ideal for putting inside for some Christmas cheer!

  3. Hang them from the Christmas tree

    Print the elf jokes onto thick card and hang them from your Christmas tree for some funny Christmas puns!

  4. Post in them in your Christmas cards

    Send some Santa jokes through the post this year by putting them with your Christmas cards!

  5. Use the elf jokes in the classroom

    All these Xmas jokes have been hand-picked are all suitable for children.  Add some festive cheer to your Christmas lessons with these Christmas elf jokes. Don’t miss our free elf colouring pages in this post!

  6. Use as placeholders at the Christmas table 

    Print these jokes off onto thick card and start the Christmas dinner off with a bang with some festive elf jokes for kids!

  7. Leave a joke in their Christmas stockings

    Have Santa’s elves leave these funny elf puns in the kids Christmas stockings with their stocking fillers and share the best Christmas joke ever!

  8. Make some elves Christmas joke stickers

    Print these jokes off onto sticker and let Santa’s elf leave them as an extra funny Santa’s gift.

  9. Put them in your kid’s lunchbox 

    Cheer up your child’s day with a festive lunch box!

  10. Leave under your child’s pillow

    Give your kids a funny pun from the elves by leaving an elf calling card under their pillow!

 Elf jokes for kids

One of my favourite things about this time of the year is when my little ones tell silly jokes about the Christmas Elf.
I’ve created this fabulous compilation of elf jokes for you to print off and leave for your kids from the elf on the shelf. These funny elf jokes are handy to keep about if you’ve forgotten to move your elf, just have them printed at the ready to share some festive fun in your home!

What kind of money do the elves use?

Jingle bills!

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

Because he had the drum sticks!

Why did Santa’s helper go to the doctors?

Because he had low elf esteem!

What kind of photos do elves like to take? 

 They like to pose for Elfies

How many elves does it take to change a lightbulb?

10, one to change the light bulb,  and nine to stand on each other’s shoulders!

What is the first thing elves learn at school?

The first thing they learn at school is the elfabet!

Why was the elf so angry?

He only had a short fuse!

What do you call an elf who tells silly Christmas jokes?

A real Christmas card!

Who is the naughtiest reindeer?


Why did Santa go to the doctor?

Because of his bad elf!

Which reindeer likes to go to the disco?


How do the elves travel to the north pole?

In a minivan!

Knock knock?

Who’s there?
Mary who?
Mary Christmas!

What do you call a snowman party?

A snowball!

Why is a Christmas tree bad at sewing?

Because it keeps dropping its needles!

What is Santa’s favourite music?

Elfis Presley!

Why does Santa have lots of holidays?

Because he’s Elf employed!

Where do the elves go to get a check-up?

The elf centre!

What is the Elves favourite music?


What do the Elves sing to Santa on his birthday?

Freeze a jolly good fella!

I’ve made it super easy for you to print off all the elf jokes for your kids, just click on the button below for your free printable version!

Saying goodbye to the elf on the shelf can be pretty difficult for your little ones to understand, especially if it is the first time they have had an elf. When the time comes to say goodbye to your Christmas elf, print off our amazing free elf goodbye letter and leave one of these Elf jokes to soften the blow!

Start getting magically organised with our super sparkly Christmas countdown today!

I hope you enjoyed these kid friendly elf jokes, tell us your favourite kids Christmas joke or Christmas trivia in the comments!

Merry Christmas!

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