Please don't be a cotton-headed ninny muggins and deny that Elf is the best holiday movie. It's a national treasure that sparks more joy than a Marie Kondo
cleaning session! For the uninitiated, at the heart of the film is Buddy the Elf, who ventures out into the world to find his birth father. He soon finds the mean streets of New York City are a far cry from the wholesome North Pole where he grew up. It's the original and festive take on the fish-out-of-water story that's what makes this movie so enjoyable to watch over and over (and over) again. Elf seamlessly includes adventure, romance, and comedy all into one blissful hour-and-a-half movie that I happily continue to replay each year.
is up against some of the greatest Christmas movies of all time - Home Alone
, The Grinch, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
, and also the influx