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12 times Sarah Michelle Gellar proved no one does Elf on the Shelf better

You may know Sarah Michelle Gellar best for her small-screen roles in shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The Crazy Ones," or for her big-screen success in "Cruel Intentions."

But if you haven't seen her annual off-screen Christmas gig — as a mom with a real knack for Elf on the Shelf adventures — you've missed out on some of her best work.

Tonight they may have gone too far #elfontheshelf #NotaPrinze

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Gellar has a gift when it comes to helping out Santa's little helpers with elaborate displays designed to entertain her kids, Charlotte, 7, and Rocky, 4. And thanks to her Instagram, we're pretty entertained, too.

Check out 12 of her best Elf on the Shelf efforts for 2016 — so far!

1. The elves got tangled up in an epic game of Twister.

Come on baby let's do the twist #elfontheshelf

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2. They decided their naturally rosy cheeks could be rosier with a little makeup — or a lot.

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3.Team Elf took on Team Justice League in a bowling battle.

It's "league" night #elfontheshelf

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4. Team Elf did not handle defeat well.

5. The elves went all Hollywood and put down prints for posterity.

Welcome to Hollywood...what's your dream?? #elfontheshelf

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6. But they'd really like to go to Broadway.

I wonder if they will be listening to @kellyclarkson all night on repeat?? #elfontheshelf #hamiltonmixtape

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7. These Christmas pals don't need ornaments — they've got jewels.

"Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got, I'm still Cookie from the block" #elfontheshelf

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8. And they know how to make money to buy more.

I guess even #elves need to make a living #entrepreneurlife #startuplife #werk #elfontheshelf

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9. Elves? What elves?

10. Mermaid blankets are on a lot of Christmas lists this year, but these elves already have it wrapped up.

Some nights you just need to snuggle with the person you love in matching #mermaidtailblanket #elfontheshelf

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11. Have you ever seen anyone stay so still during the Mannequin Challenge?

#mannequinchallenge game is tight!!! #elfontheshelf for the win!!!

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12. Bingo night done right — just look at the tiny Santa dollars and the wee box of donuts!

These elves take #bingo night seriously #elfontheshelf #elfdonuts

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