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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 2003-10-09

Runtime 97 minutes

Budget $32m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 6.6


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shemdani shared a tip "American Christmas classic. Watch it every Christmas 🎄"

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sonia_barajas shared a tip "I can't understand why anyone wouldn't like this! It's a great holiday movie or all year round watch."

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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "One of my favorite Christmas movies!"

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dorian_adams shared a tip "My second favorite Christmas movie."

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Lisamorris shared a tip "Everything tastes better with maple syrup 😋"

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eXlo shared a tip "LOVE"

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kyle_movies_123 shared a tip "Another great Christmas movie! So quotable and amazing! 💯"

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beadzombie shared a tip "Pure Christmas humor. I love it!"

bethany_slater_ shared a tip "12.25.21"

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tmhill98 shared a tip "One of the very few Christmas movies that I like and watch every year."

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tara_woolard shared a tip "It's funny, heartwarming and makes you feel like a kid"

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mya_formuoli shared a tip "Another great classic movie to watch around the holidays! It’s so funny and I love the story! #elf #christmas #holiday"

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sports1924 shared a tip "Love this movie"

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sports1924 shared a tip ""Best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing load for all to hear.""

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Susan.Elizabeth shared a tip "Holiday happiness :)"

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jeecabug1 shared a tip "I know I am one of the few who don’t like this movie but it is just too cringe. I cannot stand to sit through the whole thing."

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ginger_k shared a tip "I don't like "holiday classics" but i watch this one every year before Xmas"

bh_5496 shared a tip "5/5"

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brandy_deese_8229 shared a tip "This will forever be Will Ferrell's best work."

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dnasa_jones shared a tip "I watched this for the first time ever last week, and it is beyond hilarious!"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "One of my go to Christmas movies I watch every year! MUST WATCH!"

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mikehpowers shared a tip "Say no more"

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BookLadyMonique shared a tip "I don’t understand the hype, couldn’t even finish watching it..."

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sandra_stanford shared a tip "I ALWAYS start with Elf and end with It's a Wonderful Life"

geneva_moss shared a tip "Have to watch this every holiday season"

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catie_hughes shared a tip "I suppose, I’m not too privy on the behind the scenes part of it. I just enjoyed the movie."

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leanne_gray shared a tip "Favorite Christmas movie EVER"

andrew_9149 shared a tip "One of the best movies ever made"

takaiya_lee shared a tip "It’s my favorite Christmas movie!"

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tricky_and_trendy shared a tip "This is a must watch Christmas comedy for the holiday season!"

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kyle_dutson shared a tip "I love this movie. So quotable even after Christmas time! Always a recommendation 💯"

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kit_m_6495 shared a tip "I’ll be honest though, I watch the first half or so and then lose interest."

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fabian_cienfuegos shared a tip "My favorite Christmas movie"

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bailee_argyle shared a tip "THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OUT THERE. You laugh the whole time and it’s a great way to start off the Christmas season"

nate_s shared a tip "Will Ferrell is a charmer"

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casey_wann shared a tip "I dont know why i put the before buddy lol"

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didi_miranda shared a tip "Funny"

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india_franklin shared a tip "One of my fav holiday movies"

niki_mckay shared a tip "Love it 🎄"

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galdina_ shared a tip "Lol me 2"

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pamela_robinson shared a tip "Buddy, the best Elf!"

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denise_puckett shared a tip "Super excellent!!!"

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hanna_beausoleil shared a tip "Probably the end Christmas scene with Josie and the whole family together! 😁"

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allison_pehush_allen shared a tip "Hi, the racoon hug for sure!"

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roe_lundgren shared a tip "Elf is a classic, you have to watch it every Christmas!"

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jaime_downie shared a tip "Funny"

annette_rivera shared a tip "One of my favorite Christmas movies"

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avaclare shared a tip "lit 100% recommend"

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victoria_whitlock shared a tip "A must see every Chistmas season"

sp_1755 shared a tip "Will Ferrell is great in this movie!"

lexi_4909 shared a tip "A must watch during the holidays, maybe even more than once"

rose_mirth shared a tip "I love when Jovie is singing while she’s showering in the bathroom and Buddy joins in."

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maddie_may_b shared a tip "Great family Christmas movie! Very funny"

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octavious_jackson shared a tip "Will Ferrel is one of the best"

carof shared a tip "My favorite Christmas movie!!!!!#comedy #fantasy #family #christmas"

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anna_giannicchi shared a tip "Liked this, very christmassy"

matthew_regan shared a tip "Amazing Christmas movie if you need a laugh"

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sydneyyy shared a tip "all of them lol"

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savanah_moorer shared a tip "Love this movie"

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kalisha_carter shared a tip "Number one Christmas movie."

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anika_karlsurd shared a tip "It’s an awesome Christmas movie but my mom will watch it all year long"

amyford.studio shared a tip "Simply the best! Thanks Mr Narwhal!"

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aly_kenefick shared a tip "Favorite all year long."

michael_pena shared a tip "I think maybe when he's getting on the escalator. What about you?"

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valerie_siana shared a tip "hard to say...I just love this movie"

kaitlyn_jarbou_5429 shared a tip "Also white collar is a good one"

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cait_hutchinson shared a tip "CLASSIC!"

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dancer..jenna shared a tip "Great for the holiday season and it’s really funny!🍿"

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william_sawalich shared a tip "Elf"

hailey_davis_275 shared a tip "I love this movie it’s a really good Christmas movie if you love Christmas I recommend it"

deanna_costa shared a tip "So many things I wish I'd said first..."

fauthe_marie shared a tip "#comedy i love how it is funny but haertfelt"

emy_dallaire shared a tip "So good"

emy_dallaire shared a tip "So good"

gracie_5970 shared a tip "Comedy"

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jennifer_sanabia shared a tip "The bathroom singing scene :)"

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dailene_nunez shared a tip "Its so funny"

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sophia_contreras_7184 shared a tip "Its pretty funny"

danica_klab shared a tip "Best Christmas movie for any agegroup👍🏻 love it so much"

melissa_alloway shared a tip "He is too funny"

rick_payn shared a tip "One of the top 2 holiday movies!"

kayci_givens shared a tip "The Humor"

derriona_harris shared a tip "I love this movie it’s so funny"

jinna_martin shared a tip "Funniest christmas movie ever!!!"

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emily_fenton shared a tip "This is a really good movie and I watched it with my family thanks for the suggestion"

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katy_wall shared a tip "#classic"

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iyana_morris shared a tip "When he helped his little brother throw snowballs at the bully's"

julianna_leavell_6708 shared a tip "All time favourite Christmas movie"

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jennifer_erdman shared a tip "Absolutely! Will Ferrell is hilarious!"

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jennifer_erdman shared a tip "He is hilarious in all of his movies, great actor!"

lynton_dawkins shared a tip "Was a very interesting movie full a laugh"

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dalia_georgianna shared a tip "A man cholds favorite movie"

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alondra_garcias_6403 shared a tip "Hi"

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bill_schuhlein shared a tip ""You're an angry elf""

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laurel_posey shared a tip "#new_classic"

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addison_inga-student shared a tip "So funny!! 😆"

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patrick_pu shared a tip "Umm... The Santa Clause?"

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patricia_momma_opal shared a tip "My all-time favorite movie!"

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patricia_momma_opal shared a tip "My all-time favorite movie!"

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hadeel_alharthi shared a tip "Hilarious!"

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rerl shared a tip "I have watched this movie literally once every single year"

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nicole_monceaux shared a tip "Hilarious fun!"

katy_van_putten shared a tip "Goofy and sweet"

colette_warde shared a tip "Best Xmas movie ever. You’ll be quoting from it long after the season ends."

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alannah_weiss shared a tip "A holiday must!"

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vicky_george-weimer shared a tip "It's sweetly goofy."

michelle_hildebrant shared a tip "One of my favorite light hearted and funny Christmas movies. A must every season (many times over)!"

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vera_fraley shared a tip "It was such a funny and entertaining movie. Family friendly. Can't go from with Elf."

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yanna_bear shared a tip "So funny!😁"

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jeanne_burno shared a tip "This is definitely thee go to Christmas movie."

erica_pruneda shared a tip "Classic movie! Very rewatchable!"

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zalley604 shared a tip "One of my favourite Holiday movies to watch with my family."

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cheri_adair-allen shared a tip "My favorite ever"

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its_me_shekinah shared a tip "Who doesn’t love Elf"

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elmosballs shared a tip "Literally my most favorite Christmas movie EVER."

shelli_truax shared a tip "Fav! The scream of “Santa is Coming!” My fav I love it so much, gets me so excited for Christmas 🥰"

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jamie_gilmore_8618 shared a tip "Our favorite! We watch it every year on Thanksgiving night!"

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chloe_nielsen_270 shared a tip "Christmas classic 🎄"

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wade_willis shared a tip "It was family friendly, fun and all the above!"

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daa_queen shared a tip "Pretty good funny Christmas movie."

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