Elf the musical debuted on broadway for the Christmas season
Elf the movie debuted in theaters, opening at number 2 in the box office, right under The Matrix Revolutions
Will Ferrell left SNL and embarked on his own film career.
David Berenbaum wrote the original Elf script, which was a dark comedy and meant for an older audience.
Though we’re unsure if Susan Wells ever named Buddy before giving him to the orphanage, the elves that found him named him Buddy because that was the brand label on his diaper.
Remember the name of this special day? Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf (day). Well...you know what to do!
What better way to relive this magical movie moment than to rewatch the film? Just make sure you're all stocked up on candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup!
Did you know while filming the montage of Buddy running around New York, Will Ferrell was actually running around New York? And all those extras in the background? They were genuinely confused New York pedestrians who had no idea what was going on, but in New York fashion, decided to ignore the insanity of it all. If Will can do it, so can you! Run around your neighborhood in your best Elf costume and see the reactions you get! Unless you live in New York, they're used to it already.
Just listen to him! It's hard to hear him for more than five seconds without a smile cracking on your face. There's something intangible about Buddy that makes you want to laugh — and not at him, but with him!
Remember when Buddy's going to meet Santa at the mall? It didn't take long for him to sniff-out the imposter — telling him that he smells "like beef and cheese," and that the throne he sits on is made of lies. But Buddy's as nice as they come, and there wasn't an ounce of malice in his words. He's just telling it like it is!
Remember the awesome scene where Buddy's playing with the jack-in-the-boxes? All of Will Ferrell's reactions were for real — the release mechanism was controlled off-stage, and was only triggered when Ferrell had been waiting for a while.