If you are looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit, check out NBC’s ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’. The TV special is all about bringing holiday cheer.
The stop-motion animated film is based on the film, ‘Elf’, and the musical. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the film and I’ve never seen the musical, so I can’t speak to how well it captures the two, but it’s very funny.
Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, voices the Elf Buddy. And they couldn’t have picked a better actor. At first it was funny listening to Sheldon’s voice being so cheerful about Christmas. If you are a fan of Sheldon, then you know how much he hates the holidays. But Jim captured Buddy so well.
Buddy was a human that thought he was an elf because he grew up in the North Pole with Santa and his elves. When Buddy finds out who his real father his, he sets out to New York City to find him. But his father is on the Naughty list and has no Christmas cheer at all.
Buddy is not use to mean New Yorkers, even the sea monster on his way to New York wished him fair well. So every time he gets run over by a car he says ‘I’m sorry’ and he thinks the security guards are hugging him. There just isn’t a mean bone in his body. His father is almost the opposite.
Buddy isn’t the brightest of elves but he brings the Christmas magic into everyone’s lives he touches.
Throughout the film, Buddy finds that there is not a lot of people that believe in Santa anymore. Santa’s slay is powered by the Christmas spirit, and if people don’t believe, he can’t bring gifts to all the children.
Buddy is forced to save Christmas, and his friends help too.
This was such a cute film. Even the naughty children were so cute.
The ‘Elf’ film was a little more for adults than this animated film, but it’s perfect to watch with the family, or to just relive that Christmas magic.
A dare you to watch this film and not feel the Christmas magic by the end!
Here’s the promo and and you can catch the film on NBC’s website: