Movies for Christmas – Elf
If you haven’t started to feel Christmassy up to now – watch Elf. Will Ferrell, portrays a human who is raised by elves (inadvertently thinks he is an elf), and causes trouble at Santa’s Toys Shop due to his human size. He then decides to find his real father.
This is such an entertaining movie. Will Ferrell is excellent with his over-excitement for Christmas and for Santa Claus. This movie’s holiday spirit is very contagious!
Will Ferrell had a load of health problems due to all the sugar he ate while filming (syrup spaghetti and loads of candy).
Buddy’s 12-second burp is not done by Will Ferrell. It’s actually done by the same voice actor as Brain from Pinky and the Brain.
Will Ferrell actually worked as a mall Santa before his career took off. Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Life) was his elf.
Some of the sets for Elf, like Walter’s apartment and Gimbals’ toy department, were built in an abandoned mental hospital in Vancouver, the same hospital where New Line shot Freddy Vs. Jason. (All facts via IMDB and the film’s commentary.)
Watch some of the funniest moments of Elf here:
Watch the trailer for Elf here: