There are dozens of great movies set during the holiday season. From The Nightmare On Elm Street to Home Alone to Die Hard many of my favorite Christmas memories were spent watching these great films. Because I’m far to lazy to create a through and definitive list of the best Christmas movies I am only going to tell you the one you need to see.
Elf, starring Will Ferrel and Zooey Deschanel, is the best Christmas movie I’ve ever seen. A hilarious story about Buddy Hobbs, a human raised by elves, who travels to New York to find his biological father, played by James Caan. The movie has a perfect blend of holiday cheer, humor, whimsy and romance. Will does a great job as the naive Buddy and its hard not to love the enthusiastic man-child. There are a plethora of funny scenes in movie. From the entire opening of the film, the first time he tries coffee, when he makes “breakfast,” or his epic snowball fight. Obviously, you should be watching as many holiday movies as you can, but if for some sick, twisted reason you can only watch one…. watch Elf.