Adventure, Comedy, Family Rated: PG 97 min

Classic Holiday Films: Tickets $5

Raised as an elf but clearly cut from a different cloth, Buddy (Will Ferrell) travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan), who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Bring the whole family to re-experience the hilarious delights of New York City during the holidays as only Will Ferrell’s relentlessly optimistic oversized elf can.

“Ferrell is a hoot. So is much of this witty holiday family entertainment, which, up until the end, when the “true spirit of Christmas” must be reaffirmed, happily favors slapstick over treacle.” — David Ansen, Newsweek
directed by
Jon Favreau
written by
David Berenbaum
Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart and Zooey Deschanel
United States