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Anytime of year, it makes you smile!
on March 29, 2014
No, it isn't Citizen Kane. But it's one of the best 'feel good' movies that is entertaining for all ages.
A baby in an orphanage sneaks into Santa's bag, winding up at the North Pole. The diaper tag reads 'Little Buddy Diapers' so it is assumed by the elves that his name is Buddy. Adopted and raised by the hilariously deadpan Bob Newhart, Buddy becomes suspicious when it becomes clear that he isn't quite like all the other elves.
Off to New York he goes, to connect with his biological father. One problem...
Dad's on the NAUGHTY list!
Child-like and without malice of any sort, Will Farrell's Buddy reminds us of the beauty of innocence and kindness.
Well, perhaps not always beautiful, as a naive Buddy tries to hug a city hardened raccoon!
Or find common ground with 'an angry little elf'. That particular scene is so memorably funny that when faced with negative people, my sweetie and I look at each other and say in unison, "He's an ANGRY little elf!"
Christmas classic that is fun all year round. Cheers!