The Elf on the Shelf has become a holiday tradition since its inception with a 2005 children's book of the same name. Now, Jimmy Kimmel has put his own spin on the movement and it involves the White House Press Secretary.
Families across the country place the Elf on the Shelf around their home during the month of December with a warning to children that he's reporting everything he sees to the man with the bag, but that's not so with Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
On his show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel pointed out that the Huckabee Sanders iteration—Sarah Huckabee in a Tree—is markedly different. Instead of reporting children's misdeeds to Santa, she spins them instead to make the children seem innocent of any and all wrongdoing. Sound familiar?
Huckabee in a Tree www.youtube.com
The hilarious video shows Sanders defending a young cookie thief with, "Uh, he didn't steal a cookie. He doesn't even like cookies." A boy painting his dog blue? "Obama did that."
The video also offers other Trump-centric Elf on a Shelf iterations like "Trump on a Stump," "Pence on a Fence," and "Kellyanne in a Garbage Can."
The video set Twitter ablaze.
@jimmykimmel Oh I love this one too funny— priscilla bolton (@priscilla bolton)1544709173.0
@jimmykimmel thank you for making my Flipmas merry!— Tiger Squeakily, Jr (@Tiger Squeakily, Jr)1544718630.0
@jimmykimmel Brilliant!! Thanks Jimmy!👍😎😱— MJ BERK (@MJ BERK)1544632121.0
@jimmykimmel This made my morning! Thank you 🤣🤣 https://t.co/8NTKl2kW6b— That's not my dog (@That's not my dog)1544621875.0
@jimmykimmel Hilarious!!!— Steven Evans (@Steven Evans)1544621889.0
@jimmykimmel Best holiday commercial yet!— John Koetzner (@John Koetzner)1544624437.0
However, some were more terrorized than tickled.
@jimmykimmel That’s just Scary😳— A. E. Bojorquez (@A. E. Bojorquez)1544620801.0
@jimmykimmel LOL! My youngest gkid is terrified of #ElfOnAShelf! She'd probably have a heart attack if she saw #HuckabeeInATree!— billye moutra (@billye moutra)1544623473.0
@jimmykimmel Well that's terrifying. Does she eat domestic pets? She looks like she would eat the pets...— AngPange (@AngPange)1544621039.0
Unsurprisingly, Trump supporters didn't play nice with the doll.
@jimmykimmel WOOOOW!!!! C’mon Jimmy! You can do better than THAT!!!! Totally CONSUMED!!! smfh #hater #pitiful #neednewmaterial— Brooksie (@Brooksie)1544710395.0
@jimmykimmel Yeah cause Obama’s spokespeople always told the truth. Good grief the hypocrisy— Ender Wiggin (@Ender Wiggin)1544657185.0
@jimmykimmel How about you Jimmy “Sellout on a shelf”— Faz (@Faz)1544640698.0
@jimmykimmel I think kümmelneedd replaced. He is sicking to listen to anymore. Trump trump is all he knows.— Jeanne Tackett (@Jeanne Tackett)1544649055.0
At least now they can't blame Kimmel for waging a war on Christmas.