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Son of a Nutcracker, It’s 15 Festive Facts About ‘Elf’!

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There’s no consensus on what the best Christmas movie of all-time is, but ‘Elf‘ would have to be up there with the best of them. Released in 2003, the film has gone on to become a bonafide classic, watched as many times over the holidays as ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Do you share an affinity for elf culture? Now you can test your ‘Elf’ knowledge with the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

Alright you cotton-headed ninny-muggins. Even if you binge-watch ‘Elf’ while wrapping presents on Christmas Eve, you still might not have known some of these ‘Elf’ facts. Like, this North Pole elf—

Elf Peter Billingsley

—is actually the star of another Christmas classic? Yup, that’s Ralphie from ‘A Christmas Story’ who makes a cameo as Buddy the Elf’s supervisor.

You may also be wondering how a movie as successful as ‘Elf’ managed to avoid a sequel? That’s because star Will Ferrell reportedly turned down a $29 million to return for another movie saying, “I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights.”

‘You Think You Know Movies?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled ‘Frozen,’ ‘Despicable Me‘ and ‘The LEGO Movie’ but now it’s time to focus our attention on that one Christmas movie you just can’t get enough of watching over and over and over (and over…) again.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear (and by watching our ‘Elf’ video). Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next.

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