How do you make the dancing elf videos

‎ElfYourself® on the App Store


The most popular app of the Holiday Season 14 years running is back with great new dances and features!

This holiday tradition lets you "Elf Yourself" and star in dozens of personalized videos with your face on dancing elves. Add up to 5 faces, then select a dance and the app automatically creates your video! Share your dancing skills on social media - or message a super fun holiday greeting to your friends and family. It's as easy as pie!

ElfYourself is FREE to download and enjoy, some dances are free, but most require purchase to unlock. You can purchase dances individually or get our Season Pass to access all content and remove ads for 12 months!

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Happy Elfing!

Version 11.0.0

v11.0.0 Updates
- Added dance sharing to Tiktok
- Photos you select will auto recognize faces and auto position them
- Stability and optimizations

Also, do not forget to:
- Check the app each day for different free dances!
- Dance with the elves using Augmented Reality (AR)*
- Add a personal holiday greeting message to your dance
- Save and share your dance creations!

Happy Elfing!

*Note: Augmented Reality (AR) requires iPhone 6s or higher, iOS 11 or higher

Ratings and Reviews

13. 8K Ratings

Only rated 5 so my review won’t be deleted

Okay I know a lot of people really like this game , but I only rated it five stars so my review wasn’t deleted , it really deserves 2 or 1 star , the only reason people like this game is because they have no idea how it once was , it was once one of the finest games I owned , about three or four years ago , you didn’t have to pay for every song but two , and you you used to have all the songs , I get it I mean the creators had to make money some how , but they didn’t do it the right way , this used to be a great game me and my older sister would play , and sometimes our cousins would play to ! It used to be all free and I suppose if you want to make money this was the easy choice the creators didn’t care about what the kids who where there first supporters feel , when they didn’t have to pay , I don’t know about a lot of you but my family isn’t rich and we can’t afforded to buy all the songs , why don’t they just try to sell like at most 3 or 4 songs instead of everything , we were there first supporters and it’s disappointing how they could just charge kids who don’t know what there doing just to see a face dance to some songs it was disappointing when I finally got this again to find out I had to pay for almost every song except two !! COME ON CREATORS I never would of thought people could be so selfish but that’s what is happening today , sorry to others who were in my same situation

Fantastic app👍🏻

This app is great! You can make up to 5 elves. First take a picture of the person you want to make an elf (you can also use old photos) then alter your photo so it will fit on the elf, next dance! After you use a face once you can click on My Faces to use it again. My Faces holds 20 of your most recently used faces. This app is so funny and I recommend making elves of your pets, it is hilarious! It’s also really funny to take pics of celebrities and making them elves! I’ve also done it with Harry Potter characters😂 Great app for family gatherings around Christmas, it gets the whole family laughing. Elf Yourself comes with 2 free dances, Hip Hop Shop is always available, then there is 1 dance you can download. I think it’s about every week they switch it up so Hip Hop Shop is still available but they give you a new dance to download, but this also means the dance you download a week before is no longer available( but this does not mean you won’t ever be able to use it again) They also have Hanukkah dances🕎 Make sure to get this app before Christmas (or at any time really) Love this app so much!!!! Merry Christmas (it’s 2 days away!!!!) Now go elf yourself! 🎅🏼

Thank you Shadowheart warrior cat for a wonderful review! Reviews like this and users like you are what drive us to continue to make Elf Yourself better :) To add to to your review, we change the free dance everyday, so check back to Elf Yourself daily to enjoy a different dance each day. Be sure you have internet connected to your device when you check Elf Yourself daily. This is how the app knows what dance is set to "Free" for the day. Happy Elfing!

This game is so fun

I love this game so much and I love the way that you made us able to like take pictures of ourselves or like or he put pictures of like pictures that we already have taken of that I say and that you can create like a whole elf team and they couldn’t dance so much fun I love the way that you do that and skin is so funny because like you basically get to see wait it’s like it’s like all the pictures that you put it into the bases to see like what they were dance like it’s so amazing I love this game thank you so much like so so so so so so so so much for making this gameI love it like so much I’m sorry if I said this so much but I really do and I write this game of five star and anyone else is reading this who doesn’t have this game you should get it it’s so so so amazing so yes it’s just really amazing I love this game thank you for making this game is so so so fun people who don’t have it you should download it because it’s so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛

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You can give your usual season’s greeting a more holiday feel with ElfYourself. This multimedia application allows you and four others to star in a series of personalized videos. The app basically works as a video editing software with pre-made augmented reality filters that you can use to spread holiday cheer. It is very easy to use and even allows you to share the videos you capture on social media. Don’t expect it to be a perfect app, though, as ElfYourself comes with a few drawbacks.

Elf up

ElfYourself comes with a fun yet straightforward interface. Upon launching, you can choose whether you want to take a picture or upload one from your gallery. You also have the option to get photos from your Facebook and Instagram. There is also the My Faces library, where the app keeps 20 of your previously-uploaded or captured pictures that you can use whenever you want.

Once you have the picture, you can then position your face to get the perfect fit. You can add up to five elves for your video or go solo. By clicking the Let’s Dance button, you can choose which of the songs you want to use. ElfYourself offers 19 songs, which are a mix of popular songs and Christmas tunes. However, not all of them are free—only two of the dances are. You have the option to buy the dances one by one or purchase them in bulk.

The Let’s Dance page comes with a preview, so you can see how the video will look for every dance. From there, you can also choose to save the video in your gallery or share it online through Facebook, Twitter, and even Youtube. You can also choose to attach it to your email. Fair warning, though, as it takes ages for the app to process your video.

Nothing much to offer

ElfYourself is a fun app. However, that does not say that you are not in for a few disappointments. For one, there is nothing much else to the app. It only lets you put your face onto an elf dancing to some tune in various backgrounds. It does not give you the chance to make your own video. Moreover, the videos it yields are not that great in terms of quality.

Of course, paying for the dances may also put you off. While the amount for each dance is not that much, a short video may not be really worth shelling out your money for. There are other similar apps out there that can give you more options for free.

Lastly, the fact that you cannot edit the video you make also does not help ElfYourself’s cause. In fact, the only thing you can do to your video is to add a text greeting at the end of it. And there is no text editing option either. The message that will appear on the video is very basic.

Users can find better

ElfYourself is a very simple, if not basic, video application. Sure, it comes with a fun way to create a holiday video. However, with its very limited option, users are bound to get bored after trying it out a few times. The video resolution is also not that great. It would be a shame to share it online. On top of all this, you can only use it during the holidays. All in all, users can find a better alternative to this video app.


  • Easy-to-make holiday videos
  • Straightforward interface
  • Social media integration


  • Limited free dance videos
  • Low-quality videos
  • Video processing takes ages
  • No editing functions

‎App Store: ElfYourself®


Join the New Year's tradition: turn into an elf and become the star of your own video - your photos will be superimposed on the faces of dancing elves in holiday costumes. Simply upload up to five photos of yourself or friends or family from your camera or Facebook. Select a dance and the app will create a unique ElfYourself video that you can email or post to Facebook.

Version 11.0.0

v11.0.0 Updates
- Tiktok dance sharing added
- Photos you choose will automatically detect faces and automatically position them
- Stability and optimization

Also don't forget:
- Check the app every day for a variety of free dances!
- Dance with elves using Augmented Reality (AR)*
- Add a personal holiday greeting to your dance
- Save and share your dance creations!

Good luck elfing!

*Note: Augmented Reality (AR) requires iPhone 6s or higher, iOS 11 or higher.

Ratings and reviews

Ratings: 570

Everything is very cool, just please add a couple more free dances 😃



Super app! I would just like to expand its capabilities in terms of, for example, up to 15 people. And dancing so that not only for the New Year and Christmas, but also for the birthday.


Cool application. But make more free dances. After all, the application should bring joy, not costs))

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▷ How to create a Christmas video dancing as an elf with Elfyourself


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Like every Christmas , Christmas thematic videos and there are humorous, such as ELFYURS video with this free application is very easy and when we finish the lesson we can send this audiovisual part to all those people we want.

The main thing has already been revealed, and that is that is an application and free Although it has purchases inside. There are some free dances in the application, but if for any reason we want to dance in other styles, we will have to pay for this download.

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To make a funny video, just stick to free dancing. It must be said that every day the app is opened there are new free dances, so we must be vigilant to reach the one that interests us. But come on, that's every premium dance It costs a little more than a euro (maximum) so sometimes it's worth paying just for the laughs we got.

To get this application, we must download it from the links that we leave below these lines:

  1. download ELFYOURSELF for Android

  • the application is installed on our smartphone in a matter of seconds, but before opening it, we recommend that you go to the gallery select the photos and crop them so that only the face of is left. Then we open it, accept the permissions and start creating the video:

    1. First choose the free dance that we want to create. Don't panic, at the end of the process you can change the dance without any problems.

    1. From this point of view, We do not recommend linking ElfYoursel to Facebook for future privacy issues, so click on "Reel" and takes us to the gallery.

    1. We select the photo and adjust it by holding the red line at the level of the mouth.

    1. Click on “Next” and gives us the option to create a new elf. We have a maximum of 5 elves to add to the video.

    1. When we have all the goblins with their faces, click "Add greeting" . This text will appear at the end of the video.

    1. Once we have everything set up, click on "Let's dance!" and a video of dancing elves is starting to be created to celebrate Christmas.

    1. Here is we can change the dance until we find the one we want . Then we click on the yellow icon with a white arrow and it loads. As soon as the elves Christmas video is uploaded, they warn us that is saved in gallery ,
    2. From the gallery we can share it with all social networks , as well as instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram. We can even upload it to YouTube or other video platforms.

    We can not only create videos, but all videos of dancing elves that we want, without limitation. In addition, if we pay to download, we will have access to many exclusive dances that will delight our friends, colleagues, family and especially the little ones from home.

    If by chance you are looking for Christmas apps Like this one of the dancing elves, we leave you here a video where we show up to 6 perfect apps for these special dates.

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