Thursday, December 17, 2009


The Husband, The Younger Son and I were watching Elf (2003) after supper when The Daughter got home from work. Turns out she had never seen it -that's what happens when you come home after living in a dorm for 3 years- so we started it over so she could watch the whole thing. She likes it. We all do. The Elder Son originally recommended this to us. It could have so easily been dreadful, but it's a sweet film. I look forward to Elf as an annual holiday tradition.

The movie is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Will Ferrell as the human brought up as an elf, James Caan as Buddy's biological father, Mary Steenburgen as Buddy's step-mom, Zooey Deschanel as Buddy's love interest Jovie, Bob Newhart as Buddy's adoptive elf papa and has Ed Asner as Santa.


Slate calls it "a heartwarming homage to Christmas movies past". The New York Times calls it a "charming" success. Roger Ebert says,
This is one of those rare Christmas comedies that has a heart, a brain and a wicked sense of humor, and it charms the socks right off the mantelpiece.


  1. Anonymous7:00 AM

    Elf -- becoming a favorite.
    A Pal

  2. I liked Elf. And I didn't expect to.