The Elf Yourself® Challenge: Who Should You Elf?

Find the perfect lineup of co-workers.

Deck out your desktop and send some end-of-year cheer to your colleagues. Elf yourself, your office pals and other department members to get your workplace feeling more like Santa's workshop. If you're wondering who to elf, try these folks, as you certainly won't want to jingle all by yourself.




The Curmudgeon

Every company has a Scrooge, but instead of shying away from even the grumpiest of Grinches, dole out an extra dose of holiday humor. If you have yet to see your office curmudgeon crack a smile, this might just do the trick.

Every company has a Scrooge.




The Outsider

Don't forget the reserved co-worker who isn't one to join in on your reindeer games. There’s no better icebreaker than a good laugh, and you can never underestimate the power of inclusion. Besides, you’re bound to be buddies after elfing together!

A laugh is the perfect icebreaker.




Your Boss

Your boss already knows who’s been naughty or nice, but it never hurts to make them laugh. Thank your supervisor for a great year by elfing them, along with your entire department. You never know, they just might bring you that bonus on your wish list.

There’s no better time to get in good with the boss.




Your Work BFF

You might already have matching holiday sweaters, but be sure to remember the person who makes Mondays less painful. You finish each other’s sentences and coordinate your lunches, so there’s obviously no one better to elf than your closest co-worker.

Your BFF is a no-brainer.




Your Office Crush

Since hanging mistletoe over their desk might be frowned upon by HR, simply Elf Yourself® and your crush. Don't be afraid of rejection; they'll be laughing either way!

Mistletoe is out. Elf Yourself is in!


A former managing editor at CBS, new mom Jenn McBride left a bustling L.A. newsroom behind to raise her son. Her work has been featured on network-owned sites across the country, as well as in magazines such as Angeleno. She holds a master's degree in journalism from NYU and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.


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