5 Elf Movie Quotes: Adorable Buddy Teaches You How to Love Life

Elf Movie Quotes Remind You of the True Meaning of Christmas

Will Ferrell at "Elf" Premiere. Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / Staff/Getty Images

Unless you have a serious distaste for grown men acting naive as a country bumpkin, wide-eyed mythical creature, you will fall in love with Will Ferrell the second he comes on screen. Whether it is his ridiculously large body in the world of little elves, or his eager-to-help energy, you can't help feeling a bit mushy for this big Buddy. So what's the story all about?

Without giving away the plot, I'd like to tell you that Elf is a Christmas movie as sweet as treacle tart for those who want the feel good factor of Christmas.

Watch how the Elf tries to 'fit in' the world of humans, with the gullible innocence of a child. Of course, there are many gaffes and goofy business to keep you laughing your head off. Elf has much more than a Christmassy feel to it. It is a celebration of life and all the goodness that exists in the world, despite the evil. Here are some Elf movie quotes that will steal your heart.

[as he is hit by a snowball] Son of a nutcracker!

This quote has become a popular catchphrase. The honest-to-goodness elf Buddy, who would not use foul language, uses this phrase to exclaim in surprise.

[panting after chasing Michael] Wow, you're fast. I'm glad I caught up to you. I waited 5 hours for you. Why is your coat so big? So, good news - I saw a dog today. Have you seen a dog? You probably have. How was school? Was it fun? Did you get a lot of homework? Huh? Do you have any friends? Do you have a best friend? Does he have a big coat, too?


Buddy tries to befriend Michael, who's obviously trying to get the elf off his back. Buddy's overzealous enthusiasm is evident in this quote, where he tries to speak nonstop to his newfound friend. This quote also shows how naive Buddy is about the way the human world works.

Santa! Oh my god! Santa's coming! I know him! I know him!

One of the classic Buddy quotes that reveal his naivety. When Buddy learns that the store he works in has called Santa Claus to give away presents to children, Buddy is super excited. Little does he realise that the Santa Claus is a man in costume, and not the one from the North Pole.

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. 


Oh! How I laugh every time I read this quote. Incidentally, this happens to be a popular quote with my kids. Every time, I try to get them to eat their vegetables, I hear this one.

I just like to smile! Smiling's my favourite.

Now imagine a grinning Will Ferrell when you read this quote. Doesn't it sound hilarious? This cocky reply from Buddy comes after a long argument with his store manager, which almost drives the manager nuts. Undaunted, Buddy continues to be his cocky self with a smile plastered across his face. Irritated with his audacity, the grumpy manager asks Buddy why he is smiling. That's when Buddy makes this quote.

Personally, I love this quote because it reminds us to smile even when you are not in the mood. Smiling uplifts your spirit, adds a spring to your step, and makes your worries dissipate.

Buddy teaches us to smile, regardless of the situation.

You can glean many good lessons from Buddy, the Elf. Here is a wonderfully refreshing movie that promises to entertain and educate us on the importance of being happy.