The popular Elf On The Shelf game is a hit with famous stars and their children.

The fun game has become a popular tradition in the homes of many families with children over the holiday season, and some of our favourite A-listers have been sharing their own elf creations.

Stars including David and Victoria Beckham , Ayda Field and Robbie Williams and Tamara Ecclestone have been hiding their elf toy in quirky locations for their children in the countdown to the big day.

The craze which has swept across the globe, sees Santa's little helper keeping an eye on the behaviour of children, from inside their homes.

With the elf reporting back as to whether the kids have been naughty or good, there is a grudging respect for them, just in case they are for real and have the ear of Father Christmas.

In return, the elves are known to get up to mischief during the night, which brings great delight to the little ones in the morning.

Let's take a look at how our favourite stars have taken on the Elf On The Shelf game...

The popular Elf On The Shelf game is a hit with famous stars and their children
The popular Elf On The Shelf game is a hit with famous stars and their children

David and Victoria Beckham

Iconic power couple David and Victoria Beckham have found themselves up against each other in a competitive festive challenge of who can make the best Elf on the Shelf creations for their eight-year-old daughter Harper.

Recent weeks have seen former Spice Girl star Victoria, 45, sabotage her football legend husband David's work.

The Brit football icon, 44, recently took to Instagram to blame his wife for transforming his elf display.

He wrote: "I cannot believe what's just happened. All my hard work just got stolen by @victoriabeckham.

David and Victoria Beckham are in competition as to who can make the best Elf on the Shelf ideas for their daughter Harper
David and Victoria Beckham are in competition as to who can make the best Elf on the Shelf ideas for their daughter Harper

"This was all me and I go to clean my teeth, turn on Instagram and this is what I see! Game on."

Victoria has also been posting snaps of her elf creations to her Instagram stories.

One recent photo showed the cheeky elf hanging from a light in the hallway and entrance to their family home.

The elf has been caught hiding in various locations around the Beckhams household.

The Brit football icon, 44, recently took to Instagram to blame his wife for transforming his elf display
The Brit football icon, 44, recently took to Instagram to blame his wife for transforming his elf display

Kate and Rio Ferdinand

Newly-married duo Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand went all out for the little ones in their household this Christmas with a special home visit from Buddy the elf.

The former TOWIE babe, 28, shared a sweet clip of one of Rio's daughters joining a friend to give Buddy a huge hug.

A giant dressed-up elf character waved at the children as he delivered their Elf On The Shelf toys, ready for the Christmas fun to begin.

Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand went all out for the kids in their house this Christmas with a special visit from Buddy the elf
Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand went all out for the kids in their house this Christmas with a special visit from Buddy the elf

Kate captioned the video: "Special times ... when Buddy the elf came to visit the girls. extra early delivery of their elves & they could even hold them for 24hrs #elfontheshelf ."

The ex-reality star has been doing a wonderful job as stepmother to Rio's three kids Lorenz, 11, Tate, nine and Tia, eight.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field

Former X Factor judges Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have won the crown for the best Elf On The Shelf creations this Christmas.

The couples three children seven-year-old Teddy, Charlie, five, and Coco, one, have been enjoying waking up to wild Elf on the Shelf creations - thanks to mum and dad.

Over the weekend, Ayda, 40, wowed fans with her incredible display of an I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Elf On The Shelf.

The family elves, named Dotty and Danny, have been on an array of crazy adventures in the iconic household including sledging down the stairs and getting stuck in a huge box of chocolates.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have won the crown for the best Elf On The Shelf creations this Christmas
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have won the crown for the best Elf On The Shelf creations this Christmas

This time Dotty and Danny became jungle campmates and were perched on logs around the campfire with Ant and Dec cut-outs in the background.

She hilariously captioned the snap: "I’m an elf get me out of here!"

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, Robbie and Ayda have been sharing snaps of their inventive Elf On The Shelf adventures.

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, Robbie and Ayda have been sharing snaps of their inventive Elf On The Shelf adventures
Every day in the run-up to Christmas, Robbie and Ayda have been sharing snaps of their inventive Elf On The Shelf adventures
The couples children seven-year-old Teddy, Charlie, five, and Coco, one, have been enjoying waking up to wild Elf creations
The couples children seven-year-old Teddy, Charlie, five, and Coco, one, have been enjoying waking up to wild Elf creations

Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher

Mcfly star Tom Fletcher , 34, and his wife Giovanna Fletcher, also 34, have been surprising their three sons - Buzz, Buddy and Max - with daily visits from Elf on the Shelf.

Last year, Giovanna spoke to Heart about her top tips for Elf On The Shelf success.

She recommended waiting till the kids are older before going too crazy. She said: "Save all the creativity until they can really appreciate it.

Tom and Giovanna Fletcher have been surprising their three sons - Buzz, Buddy and Max - with daily visits from Elf
Tom and Giovanna Fletcher have been surprising their three sons - Buzz, Buddy and Max - with daily visits from Elf

"I think we have to up our game next year. At the moment the boys are so young they just like seeing him in different places."

This year saw former McFly sensation Tom release his very own Christmas-themed book, There's an Elf in Your Book, so he used his Elf On The Shelf creation to promote his latest release.

The cheeky elf was pictured sitting on a book shelf reading a mini version of Tom's elf book.

He posted the snap with the caption: "Here’s an elf on the shelf with an elf in his book."

Tamara Ecclestone

Tamarra Ecclestone got into the Christmas spirit by putting up her extravagant tree six weeks before the big day but she has now gone all-out with her Elf On The Shelf creations too.

The Formula 1 heiress, 35, has been making elf displays with her husband Jay Rutland, 38, for their adorable daughter Sophia, five.

The socialite recently shared a hilarious snap of her daughter scrubbing the floor as her cheeky elf was caught making a mess in the kitchen.

The mum-of-one shared the snap alongside a funny caption, writing: "Tidying up after her cheeky Chippy."

Adorable Sophia looked unimpressed as she dressed in a cute elf costume and wiped the floor next to a caution sign.

Tamara Ecclestone shared a hilarious snap of her daughter scrubbing the floor as her cheeky elf was caught making a mess
Tamara Ecclestone shared a hilarious snap of her daughter scrubbing the floor as her cheeky elf was caught making a mess

Coleen Rooney

After hitting the headlines this year for her hugely-publicised spat with Rebekah Vardy, Coleen Rooney appeared to put all of her drama behind her as she got in the Christmas spirit in her latest Instagram snap.

The mum-of-four, who shares Kit, Klay, Kai and Cass with football legend Wayne Rooney, shared a snap of her elves wearing little gingerbread men outfits as they lay on baking trays beside other gingerbread biscuits.

Coleen, 33, captioned the snap: "16 days till Christmas ... it’s been very exciting in our house... especially with these four!"

Just two months after the shocking 'Wagatha Christie' claims, things finally seem to be returning to normal in the Rooney household as they prepare for Santa's arrival with the fun elf game.

Coleen Rooney appeared to put all of her 2019 drama behind her as she got in the Christmas spirit in her Instagram snap
Coleen Rooney appeared to put all of her 2019 drama behind her as she got in the Christmas spirit in her Instagram snap

Last year, Kim Kardashian joined in the Elf On The Shelf fun but her families elf had a horrifying finish.

In 2018, the mum-of-four presented a dramatic end to the family's elf's life by adding a photo to her Instagram story of the aftermath of Saint West's interaction with the festive guest.

Kim posted a pic of an Elf on a Shelf laying in a grassy grave with a chilling headstone that was emblazoned with, "RiP".

It would seem that Saint reached out to have a bit more contact with the naughty elf and it ended very badly.

Big sister North felt there was only one course of action that could be taken, and that was to make a grave so that the elf could have a proper send-off.

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