Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. Written by
Ken Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This holiday, discover your inner elf.
7 November 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $620,875
(12 December 2003)
(27 February 2004)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When she first meets Buddy, Jovie asks, "Did Crumpet put you up to this"? Crumpet is the name David Sedaris
called himself while working as an elf, as recounted in his Christmas story anthology "The Santaland Diaries." David Sedaris
's sister, Amy Sedaris
appears in the film as James Caan
's assistant, Deb. The usage of the name Crumpet may refer to Sedaris or may be a coincidence. See more
Lights are visible in the office and mailroom scenes. See more
Oh, hello. You're, uh, you're probably here about the story.
[the pages flip to show Papa Elf talking to the camera
Elves love to tell stories. I-I'll bet you didn't know that about elves. There's, uh, probably a lot of things you didn't know about elves. Another, another interesting, uh, elfism, uh, there are only three jobs available to an elf. The first is making shoes at night while, you know, while the old cobbler sleeps.
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Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played on piano by James Caan
Sung by Zooey Deschanel See more