Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.
A good 2003 Christmas cheer by Ferrell before his Anchorman saga, and while it is still a wild character, it was not ridiculous.
The story surrounded Buddy (Ferrell) being adopted and lived with elves, Santa Claus and the family, finally flew to NYC to find his biological dad.
Ferrell actually has done a wonderful job here. Not too insane and showed his craftsmanship as an innocent and actually believable elf! He is warm, cute and has a heart to bring a few chuckles and warmth as a family comedy.
No after the credits.
Keywords: christmas, comedy, storybook, romance, family, drama, fantasy, santaclaus
— Spoiler ahead —
The movie did not mention about his birth mother other than she had Buddy without ever telling the biological father (Caan.) This little bit was quickly mentioned without too much details since it’s a comedy.