Rating: PG

Genre: Comedy

Duration: 97

This 2003 classic “cemented Will Ferrell as a big screen star, and his performance as Buddy the Elf plays up his innocence, his sense of childlike wonder, and his unpredictable energy,” says the Detroit News. “The holidays aren’t complete without it.”

“Buddy’s naive pleasure in the world around him is ultimately almost as endearing to us as it is to (almost) everyone he meets,” cheers Common Sense Media.

“Simplicity. Goodness. Sugar-coated. Nostalgic. Maybe a little hokey at times. Endearing. Enchanting,” says Behind the Lens. “Go celebrate Christmas a little early with Elf—a new Christmas classic for the 21st century.”

Will Ferrell
Zooey Deschanel