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20 Best 'Elf' Movie Quotes Of All-Time

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20 Best Elf Movie Quotes Of All-Time

It doesn't matter if it's Christmas or if it's not — there are some movies that just make you feel like it's Christmas all year long. And Elf, starring Will Ferrell, is one of those movies.

What is it about this heart-warming, goofy romp that just makes us want to stop every single thing that we're doing and curl up in front of the TV with a nice fluffy blanket and at least seven of our best friends and family members? On the surface, this movie not seem like it has a powerful message, but it's impossible to deny the exuberance of spirit that Buddy the Elf brings to everything he does.

Buddy, a human being raised by Santa's elves, is having a tough time at the North Pole. Santa sends him to New York to help his birth father get off the naughty list before it's too late. Needless to say, shenanigans ensue. 

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One of the best things about this movie is the endless Elf quotes! From start to finish, it's like Will Ferrell is a living, breathing, quote-spewing machine. Even if you've just seen the movie once, chances are at least one of his quips or nonsensical remarks stayed on your mind for keeps. That's part of the flick's delightful charm! But if you've seen the movie more than once, chances are you have multiple Elf movie quotes you love so much.

If you're a fan of the movie Elf, if you're curious about it, or if you just need a quick hit of funny and happy in your life right now, you're in the right place. We've rounded up 20 of our favorite quotes from the movie Elf to bring a little joy into your life. Try to make it through all 20 of these without a smile creeping over your face. I double dog dare you!

1. Who doesn't?

"I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite."

2. A+ work skills 

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

3. Kill the pretender!

"You sit on a throne of lies." 

4. That's a win.

"Good news! I saw a dog today."

5. He's not wrong, Francisco. 

"Francisco. That's fun to say." 

6. World's Best Coffee


7. We all lose our temper, even with puffins.

"Not now, arctic puffin!" 

8. Good swearing

"Son of a nutcracker!" 

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9. Ain't travel grand?

"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."

10. Best first date ever

"I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands."

11. Sometimes we all bring ourselves down.

"I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins."

12. Facepalm

"He's an angry elf." 

13. Truth 

"There's room for everyone on the nice list!" 

14. We've all been there.

"I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR."


"I think you’re really beautiful and I feel really warm when I’m around you and my tongue swells up. So... do you want to eat food?"

16. We've all got our things.

"It's just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture." 

17. Not that he's bragging

"Santa! Oh, my God! Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!"

18. Yikes.

"This place reminds me of Santa’s Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me."

19. In other words, the best diet ever

"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."

20. Cab wisdom 

"Watch out, the yellow ones don't stop." 

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cats, Batman and Margot. Her work focuses on relationships, pop culture and news. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr