Christmas movies come and go but few join the pantheon of the greats. You know the ones — A CHRISTMAS STORY, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET are just a few that sit at the adult table of holiday movies. While the last decade has been pretty sparse when it comes to quality Christmas movies, ELF, the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy, undoubtedly has a corner seat at the adults table.
Directed by Jon Favreau, ELF is one of those Christmas movies that it's impossible to not love (see LOVE ACTUALLY). It's funny in all the right places, highly quotable and surprisingly tender. It's Will Ferrell at his Ferrellist. It's because all these things and more that we're pumped to be screening the film at the Alamo Drafthouse this December as part of The Action Pack's line-up of interactive programming.
The ELF Quote-Along is a full-night of pointy boot-filled fun. You'll be given props, we'll have games and — most importantly — we'll caption the best quotes from the film (and a few of the film's more memorable musical performances) so that you, the audience, can shout along with Will Ferrell as he answers the phone, "Buddy the Elf; what's your favorite color."
Don't miss this full night of jingle bell bliss - especially if you need a pick-me-up in the holiday cheer department. Attending the ELF Quote-Along this December is the Christmas spirit equivalent of a meth addict finding a stray rock in his sock drawer — it'll give you the boost you need to spread some cheer and goodwill towards your fellow man. But just lay off the syrup. It may be Buddy's favorite spaghetti topping syrup but too much of it will leave you — like that aforementioned meth addict — missing your two front teeth.