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Top Elf

Top Elf

  • Premiered: 
    November 29, 2019
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  • Network: Nick
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Mike Duffy & Tim Duffy 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
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Plot Synopsis

TOP ELF is a one-hour elimination competition series during which seven kid elf-testants with extraordinary building and design skills compete in festive challenges to become Santa's Top Elf and have their wish lists granted -- not for themselves, but for good causes in their hometowns. Santa and Ms. Jingles invite seven civilian elf-testants to the North Pole to test their skills in a series of holiday-themed challenges, from designing their own life-sized gingerbread clubhouses, to reimagining Santa's sleigh, to creating giant 3-D holiday cards. And of course, building new toys. To help bring their visions to life, each elf-testant is paired with one of Santa's elves: Chip Snuggles, Nog Shimmerhorn, Ginger O'Tingleton, Merry Sparkleberry, Tinsel Turtledove, Zippy Twinkles, and Stretch McDancerpants. At the end of each episode, elf-testants are judged by Santa, Ms. Jingles and a celebrity guest to decide who is on the "nice" or "naughty" list and one step closer to being named Top Elf. Celebrity guest judges helping Santa and Ms. Jingles find the Top Elf are: Frankie Grande, Amirah Kassem, Peyton List, Alex Wassabi and Pete Wentz. The seven elf-testants competing this season are: Aiko from New York; Allison from Walnut, CA; Briana from Los Angeles, CA; Cameron from Georgetown, KY; Hopper from Highland Park, TX; Hud from Oxford, MS; and Justice from Jamaica, NY.

Season 2 of TOP ELF premiered on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 7:30-8:30pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon. Santa and Ms. Jingles invite seven talented "Elf-testants" to the North Pole to compete in a series of holiday-themed challenges for the title of "Top Elf" and $25,000 to a charity on their Wish List. Each "Elf-testant" is paired with one of Santa's elves who are excited to help bring their holiday vision to life. The second season features even bigger and messier challenges, including building a life size countdown calendar, designing sweet treat carts for the North Pole street fair, reimagining Santa's style for a high-tech makeover, creating a scenic 3D pop-up experience and producing and starring in their very own holiday-themed music video. Guest judges for Season 2 are social media star Addison Rae, Nickelodeon's Unfiltered host Jay Pharoah, singer-songwriter Tori Kelly, social media sensation Guava Juice and global superstar JoJo Siwa. In the season opener, "'Tis the Season to Be Top Elf," for the second time in history, Santa transports seven extraordinary Elf-testants to the North Pole to compete for the title of Top Elf. Social media star Addison Rae joins Santa and Ms. Jingles to judge life-sized advent calendar spaces.
On Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7pm ET/PT, Nickelodeon premiered "Who Will Be Top Elf?," the Season 2 finale of TOP ELF. The final three Elf-testants produce and star in their very own holiday-themed music video. Superstar JoJo Siwa joins Santa and Ms. Jingles to judge the four true gifts of elfhood and crown this season's Top Elf.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Ugly Brother Studios