Little Elf Video Contest!

 

Wow! Catchy as a winter cold, isn’t it? Why in the world would anyone bring this back?! Well, we’ve recently learned that inexplicably, people have been searching for this song for years [look here and here]! Seriously? This song is like the national debt: No one can figure out how to make it go away. So to celebrate the return of this bit of musical idiocy we held a “Little Elf Video” contest!

Only this time, fans of the Elves got to be part of the idiocy! Woo-hoo!

And the video that got the most votes from the fans won an iPad!  Wooo-HOOO!


By the way, if you’d like to own your own copy of We’re a Bunch of Little Elves,

you can waste 99¢ on it here!

We’re a bunch of little elves

we’re so happy you can tell

that we’re not dogs or cats

or even human beings


We’re a bunch of little elves

and we think it’s really swell

just to be a little elf

oh wow

oh gosh

oh gee


There are no big elves

to enforce the rules

and no elf teachers

so we don’t got elfin schools

and we don’t have a lot of little elf things to do

so we spend most of our time singing elfin tunes


(here’s our favorite one)

Tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la

tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la

tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la-la


(second verse)

Tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la

tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la tra-la-la

doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo

We’re really short

we’re not very cute

we have big noses

and big feet to boot


Some of us are fat

and some of us are fatter

but we’re invisible

so it doesn’t matter


We’re a bunch of little elves

we’re so happy you can tell

that we’re not ants of squirrels

or even chimpanzees


We’re a bunch of little elves

and we think it’s really swell

just to be a little elf

oh wow

oh gosh

oh gee


So wouldn’t you like to be

a little elf just like we?


We’re a Bunch of Little Elves

© Steve Rashid

Artwork by Ilene Stiernberg

So after careful tabulation by polldaddy.com,

this stellar video by Caleb Ekeroth won our grand prize:

The Elves were so moved by Caleb’s video that in addition to the grand prize,

they sent him this personalized congratulations:

Though Caleb’s video received the most votes and won the contest, the Elves loved ALL the videos and were sad they had only one prize to award.  They were compelled to send out personalized messages like this one to EACH of the other entrants:

Here (in no particular order) are the other fine entries in the 2010 Little Elf Video Contest!

Great work, everyone!!

Welcome to the official site of the 2010 We’re a Bunch of Little Elves video contest!

We’re a Bunch of Little Elves was a holiday cult hit - of sorts - in the 1980s and has returned in digitally remastered splendor. Listen to a 40 second excerpt here (the entire song is 2:52):