Elf on a Shelf, a.k.a. the toy that parents use to get their kids to behave around Christmastime, is suddenly making waves in mid-September, over three months before Christmas.
The internet has taken to parodying Elf on a Shelf by simply coming up with other rhyming pairs, editing them into a photo, and tweeting the photo with a caption to the effect of, "You've heard of elf on a shelf, now get ready for..." The possibilities are endless–from Lafayette on a baguette to Shrek on a deck to Michael Scott on a tater tot, Christmas is sure to be festive in a very different way this year.
Honestly, this meme is so simple that it speaks for itself. Scroll through some of our faves below, and then enjoy the inner monologue of rhyming things that will plague you for the rest of the day until you think of the perfect contribution to this meme-o-sphere.
In actuality, the first Elf on a Shelf parody was Mensch on a Bench, so kudos to my Jewish ancestors for being true meme pioneers.