Everyone has their favourite Christmas film to settle down to at Christmas time. In my house. it’s a debate between Home Alone and Elf. I will always side with Elf. I aim to watch it every Christmas at least once, which is easy to achieve since Sky Movies shows it around 5 times a day. Of course, I'm exaggerating.
(Ed: She really isn't.)
Now let’s face it, it is a children’s film in every way. It's childish, it has the humour that everyone laughs at, characters that younger audiences can learn to love and it’s easy to understand. Yet as a 17 year old teenager, I find myself watching the film, captivated. Then I look at the rest of my family, all fully focused on the film. It seems this so called “children’s film” has achieved the near-on impossible feat of appealing to literally everyone. I have yet to meet someone that has watched Elf and not loved it. It’s easy to watch. It gets you into the festive spirit. It has a great cast and it’s visually easy on the eye. No one dies, there aren’t really any bad guys either. You can’t possibly be in a bah humbug mood after you watch it.
Watching Elf in the Christmas season is somewhat a tradition. We also have the tradition where my Dad and I share a whole trifle between us whilst watching Madagascar, but that’s a whole other story. My point is, Christmas is about having fun. It’s about getting into the spirit, and Elf certainly does both those things.
And I would also like to say to all of you reading this,
Enjoy your holidays, be merry, drink lots, eat lots, watch Elf.
Oh, and don’t forget, Santa only visits the good boys and girls so kids, behave!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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