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Buddy the Elf, what's your favourite colour?!!
Member Name: redhead78
Advantages: Great fun for all the family, hilarious festive feel good film
For many years our family Christmas tree tradition involved all settling down together to watch Home Alone after the tree and decorations were all put up.
Four years ago, however, we noticed that a Christmas film we'd never seen before, simply titled Elf, was on tv just as we were finishing, so we decided to watch Home Alone later, got the hot chocolate ready (with a splash of Bailey's, obviously, with it being Christmas and all!) and settled ourselves on the sofa for what we hoped would be festive cheer.
How glad we were that we did!
Elf tells the tale of Buddy, one of Santa's elves, who finds out he's human and decides to travel to big bag New York City to find his real dad...cue many hilarious episodes with innocent, naive, child-like Buddy trying to adapt and come to terms with the real world, having lived at the North Pole all his life.
Watching Christmas films I expect to feel nostalgic, emotional, amused...I never expected to laugh out loud, but watching Elf you just can't help yourself. There are many many laugh out loud moments and even now, thinking about them some of them make me giggle still.
Will Farrell really exceeds himself and I don't think this film would have worked half as well with any other actor playing the part of Buddy...I find he's an actor much like Jim Carey...nobody else could quite get away with the roles they play.
Needless to say our Christmas tree tradition has now changed and we religiously watch Elf now. Even after four years of watching it, it still makes us laugh, including my husband, who doesn't often laugh out loud at the television and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it.
Santa's coming? I KNOW HIM!!!
Summary: Christmas wouldn't be the same without Buddy the Elf