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.
- Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
- Studio: New Line Cinema, Guy Walks into a Bar Productions
- Keyword: holiday, elves, dwarf, santa claus, adoption, sarcasm, looking for birth parents, romance, orphan, north pole, christmas spirit, christmas, workshop, father son relationship
- Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel