Christmas is nearly here and with it, the return of the Elves Behavin’ Badly dolls causing mischief and mayhem – and this year, they’re back with a new prankster in tow! 

The Elves Behavin’ Badly dolls are upping the ante this Christmas and have hired mischief-maker and reality star Sam Thompson as Chief Prankster to help spread chaos in homes and workplaces up and down the country. Known for his banter and practical jokes on long-suffering girlfriend Zara, Sam has joined the Elves Behavin’ Badly line-up to inspire the nation to get pranking! 

Sam, who is leading the pranking charge along with a host of celebrities, will be encouraging people to embrace their mischievous side this festive season with his festive pranking 101. Whether it’s tips on executing classic pranks such as adding festive wrap to everything in the bathroom – right down to the toothbrush – or ideas for pranking festive bakes with the addition of hot chilli, Pranksmas is back with a bang! 

Sam Thompson

Donning stripey tights and taking his new role seriously, the TV personality is inspiring people to unleash their inner prankster and get on Santa’s naughty list. 

“Being assigned Chief Prankster for Elves Behavin’ Badly is right up my street – it’s basically my calling, as everyone who knows me knows I live for winding up anyone around me”

Chief Prankster, Sam Thompson

Sam said: “Being assigned Chief Prankster for Elves Behavin’ Badly is right up my street – it’s basically my calling, as everyone who knows me knows I live for winding up anyone around me. Coming up with Pranksmas ideas with the Elves and being encouraged to cause chaos and taunt Zara for basically the whole month of December is amazing – she won’t know what’s hit her!” 

Paul Beverley, a director of PMS International – the worldwide distributor for the Elves Behavin’ Badly dolls – thinks this year’s campaign will bring a whole new level of mischief. He said: “This year, Elves Behavin’ Badly are upping the ante, taking pranking to a whole new level with the help of the naughty elves. Following restrictions around the festivities last year and limited household mixing, this year – with the help of Sam and other familiar faces – we are going all-out and want
to inspire everyone to get involved
this Christmas.”   

Following concerns of shortages with up to a million Elves Behavin’ Badly dolls previously stranded in China, the stock is now arriving in the UK having been flown in, and the cheeky Elves will be here just in time to cause their traditional festive mayhem.

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Sam’s Top 5 Pranks

1. Rice Krispies prank

The mischievous Elves Behavin’ Badly dolls place a cascade of Rice Krispies in the cupboard and Sam is showered in the cereal as he goes to open the cupboard doors!

2. Whipped cream in pool noodle prank

Sam sprays whipped cream on a pool noodle and when Zara goes to open the fridge, she gets whipped cream all over her face! Sam then puts on headphones and blocks out her reaction!

3. Fart spray prank

Sam pretends that he and Pete are going to do a Carpool Karaoke, only for Sam to continuously use fart spray in Pete’s direction and cause a hilarious reaction!

4. Leaf blower toothpaste prank

Sam takes inspiration from the internet with the leaf blower prank. While Zara is brushing her teeth, Sam comes into the bathroom and turns on the leaf blower, causing toothpaste to go everywhere!

5. Talcum powder in hairdryer prank

Zara comes out of the shower expecting to blow-dry her hair, only for Sam to have placed talcum powder in the hairdryer and it blows directly into her face!

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