Will Ferrell is great, but the comedy in his movies is sometimes a little broad for my tastes but one of his movies that I can definitely get behind is Elf.
This 2003 offering has become something of a Christmas classic over the past 13 years and it's not hard to see why.
Ferrell plays Buddy, a human raised in The North Pole by Elves and he does it with warmth, charm and sincerity, not to mention a healthy dose of goofiness.
The films main plot follows Buddy learning his origins and getting to know his estranged workaholic father who until Buddy showed up in his office dressed in his green elf outfit, didn't even know he existed.
There's a whole bunch of spending of disbelief happening in this movie but being a children's Christmas film, that's to be expected.
What wasn't necessarily to be expected was the amount of believable heart that Elf offers. The emotions, while sometimes overblown, are rooted in reality. This movie gets you in the feels and fills you with the holiday spirit more than once, that's for sure.
If you've been wary to watch Elf, I would give it a try. If Buddy can't make you smile at least once, your case of the bah-humbugs is too extreme for me to deal with.