Parents' Guide to

Top Elf

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Lots of holiday spirit in fun building competition.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Not fair

Brianne in season 2 is a competitive girl. She should have already been out of top elf from the 1st episode. Jackie in season 2 should have NEVER been out. Kai is very creative and should have not been out earthier. Bali should have been out, too. Some of the kids in season 2 think too far and think anything is possible. Some kids in season 2 exaggerate. Some kids say that they ONLY have 3 HOURS and that’s not enough time.

Is It Any Good?

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This energetic series gets into the holiday spirit by encouraging kids to flex their creative muscles while also teaching them to stay focused on task requirements, problem solve, and have fun while doing it. While they are assisted by the adult elves (especially with power tools), it is the tween contestants who are responsible for coming up with the concepts, designing the builds, and making sure the work is completed. Throughout it all, Santa, Ms. Jingles, and guest judges like actress Peyton List, custom cake baker Amirah Kassem, rock singer Pete Wentz, and YouTube celebs Frankie Grande and Alex Wassabi, offer their assessments, which are both complementary and constructive. It's hard not to get caught up in everyone's enthusiasm, and even harder to watch the disappointment in a young contestant's face when they're eliminated. Nonetheless,Top Elf is a festive, family-friendly series that delivers on lots of seasonal cheer.

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