Director: Jon Favreau Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2003
Starring: Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Will Ferrell
When young Buddy falls into Santa’s gift sack on Christmas Eve, he’s transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa’s helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he doesn’t belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.