Will Ferrell's take on a North Pole elf trying to figure out Manhattan just might be the funniest he's ever been, and this is certainly one of the best Christmas movies from the last twenty years.
Elf follows the fish-out-of-water story of Buddy (Ferrell); an oversized elf who leaves the North Pole for Manhattan in search of his real family, after realising he is in fact a human inadvertently raised as an elf.
Under the watchful eye of writer/director Jon Favreau, Will Ferrell’s performance as loveable man-child Buddy is played with supreme comedic skill. With a tongue-in-cheek story and accessible humour for children and adults alike, Elf is a true modern Christmas classic.
And you thought your family was terrible! Try being poor little Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), an 8-year-old so totally ignored by his own family they even forget to take him on a family trip to Paris.
Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time.
With 25,000 lights on the roof, the SWAT team taking siege outside, and an exploding turkey on the dining room table, the Griswold family celebrates the holiday in true National Lampoon style!