Bryan Cranston Plays The Elf On The Shelf In James Corden's Christmas Horror Story

"Just leave me alone, Cranston!"

The Elf on the Shelf may be a fun holiday tradition for kids, but plenty of adults find the doll — who watches over children and reports back to Santa Claus about whether they've been naughty or nice — just a little bit creepy. James Corden played on those fears in a new sketch for The Late Late Show featuring actor Bryan Cranston.

The sketch starts with Corden receiving an Elf on the Shelf as a gift from Cranston. As he explains in the accompanying card, "I've modeled this one after yours truly. He's quite the handsome fellow, no?"


At first, Corden just thinks it's a cheap present. But eventually, Elf Cranston starts following him around, scolding him for everything from stealing cookies to telling a fib. Things turn from mildly annoying to horrifying when Corden decides to get rid of the doll for good. But just like the best horror movie villains, this one just keeps coming back for more.

This sketch might even be scarier than Corden's take on It from earlier this year. Make sure you watch until the end for a terrifying twist — and just hope your own Elf on the Shelf isn't quite so persistent.

See the entire story unfold in the video below:

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