The Holiday Season is upon us. There's a chill in the air; festive decorations everywhere you turn; tasty treats galore; Christmas presents to select and put under the tree; holiday parties to attend; most importantly, though, it’s a time to be joyful and count your blessings.
But there's another ingredient that has become part of Christmas tradition for many of us—watching a favorite Christmas movie. There are so many Christmas flicks I enjoy watching each year in December, but my hands-down favorite is Elf. Will Ferrell plays the main character, Buddy the elf, and I'm convinced that no one could have captured the innocence, wonder, and Christmas Spirit of an elf better than Will. As the movie begins, we discover that Buddy is a human who was given up for adoption and, through a twist of fate, ends up being raised as an elf in the North Pole. What follows is a truly funny and touching Christmas tale that will make you laugh out loud and bring a lump to your throat. I would like to tell our blog readers more about Buddy's escapades and adventures, but I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't seen Elf yet. But, I can tell you this: The acting is spot-on and inspiring; the costumes and sets are FUN; the soundtrack is perfect; and the final message of the film is genuinely heartwarming. I would even call Elf an “instant classic” Christmas movie—it's that good.
Happy Holidays to all of our blog readers, and remember: Even if you’ve been a little naughty this year, there's room for everyone on the “Nice List" (according to the Code of the Elves).