The stores are setting out their Christmas produce, light displays are being arranged, and, perhaps most important, Elf Yourself is up and running for another season. A free holiday e-greeting produced by JibJab Media Inc., Elf Yourself premiered in November of 2006. Since then, millions of people around the world have uploaded photos of themselves with their friends and family and produced videos of their loved ones frolicking as “Disco” or “Country” elves or in the “Elf Classic” that started it all. The new offerings this year are “Hip Hop Elves”, featuring modern break dancing, and “Singing Elves”, who perform a medley of holiday music.
I elfed myself and my family last year and got quite a kick out of watching us disco dancing together. With four styles of dance to choose from this year, it’s just like being on So You Think You Can Dance … while dressed in an elf costume … without the danger of being assigned the dreaded quickstep … or having to expend any actual energy.
‘Tis the season to spread some cheer. Click here to elf yourself .
Here’s a video of JibJab’s recent “elf invasion” in New York City to promote the 2009 launch of Elf Yourself. Note what appears to be a werewolf in the crowd enjoying the show.