14
Dec
2012
RTBN 25 Days of Christmas: Day Fourteen
Day Fourteen: Elf
Jordan
RTBN 25 Days of Christmas is the RTBN staff's irreverent exploration of our collective holiday pop culture traditions.

Elf comes from a long line of holiday films built around comedy stars. Whether its Bill Murray's Scrooged or Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation the holidays are a time for big family blockbusters as much as they are a time for sadness and reflection. And at the height of his superstardom, Will Ferrell was handed a role that fit his sensibilities perfectly when he was cast as Buddy, an Elf in search of his real family.



Featuring a stellar supporting cast (including Ed Asner as Santa, Bob Newhart as a senior elf, and Zooey Deschanel as Buddy's love interest), Elf is a unique brand of Christmas comedy for a new generation, allowing Will Ferrell to do what he does best, winter-wonderland style. Fans of Ferrell will find plenty to love here, and fans of wild-eyed, naive Christmas wonder may related to Buddy more than they care to admit. Either way, there is plenty to recommend Elf as the kind of light viewing sure to keep the kids happy while the parents finish the wrapping.



Tomorrow on RTBN 25 Days of Christmas:

Jordan looks at a modern Christmas with a different set of priorities, looking at the 30 Rock episode "Ludachristmas"
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