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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

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"Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" combines the humor and spirit of both the beloved 2003 holiday film, which drew glowing reviews and earned $173 million at the domestic box office, and the hit Broadway production. The special is an all-new retelling of Buddy's delightfully absurd yet heartwarming story and blends the look and feel of the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the past with the sharp sensibility of the modern-day classic holiday film. -- (C) NBC

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Cast

Fred Armisen
as Chadwick
Jay Leno
as Fake Santa #1
Matt Lauer
as Mr. Sea Serpent
Gilbert Gottfried
as Mr. Greenway
Rachael MacFarlane
as Emily Hobbs/Fake Santa #3
Max Charles
as Michael Hobbs
Steve Higgins
as Matthews
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Critic Reviews for Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

It's new, and even modern, but it has the warm heart and stop-motion style of holiday specials past.

December 18, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas suits the genre well, and suggests there is an alternative to simply running the sprockets off old holiday perennials.

December 16, 2014 | Full Review…
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The story is sweet, and the special is still a good choice for family viewing.

December 16, 2014 | Full Review…

As holiday newcomers go, this is much better than socks and underwear from Grandma. Just don't expect a shiny new train set.

December 16, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Every little once in a while, a television special reminds us that the Christmas spirit can make the impossible come true. In Elf, for example, the goofiest guy on the planet gets kissed by a beautiful blond. Now that's what I'm talking about.

December 16, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Clever enough for adults, sweet enough for young kids and musically inventive enough to please the worst Scrooge.

December 16, 2014 | Full Review…

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