It’s Christmas Eve! I think it’s only fitting to review one of the greatest Christmas movies to have ever graced the silver screen…Elf. It’s got everything you could possibly want in a Christmas movie: a seriously confused man-child, syrup, pre-bangs Zooey Deschanel and SANTA (screamed in a Will Ferrell-esque manner)! Elf goes together as well as spaghetti noodles and chocolate sauce.
Anyways, the film follows Buddy the Elf who’s one of Santa’s workers in the North Pole. Despite being roughly four feet taller than his brethren, he finally discovers that he’s actually a human when he turns about 40. After talking his problems out with his elf family and Santa, he travels through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then walks through the Lincoln Tunnel in to New York where he searches for his father. Hilarity ensues as poor, naïve Buddy finally finds his father, falls in love and saves Christmas.
In retrospect, Elf could’ve gone terribly, terribly wrong. Could you imagine Elf with someone other than Will Ferrell playing Buddy? Disaster! What makes this movie such a classic is Will Ferrell’s comic genius and the witty one liners. There’s a reason we’re still quoting “Son of a Nutcracker” twelve years later. If you haven’t seen Elf, (I’d be a little concerned) but I would seriously consider dropping every festive plan you have and watch it immediately.
Have a wonderful holiday and treat yo’ self to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!