Elf is a Christmas classic in our house, and Buddy the Elf is our favorite! His positivity is infectious. These are the funniest Elf movie quotes from Buddy the Elf, Santa, Papa Elf, Walter, and more that you’ll want to post in your Instagram captions this holiday season. After all, smiling’s our favorite.
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Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. He finds his birth father (James Caan), a cynical businessman, and turns his world upside down.
You can’t help but love Buddy. He always has a smile on his face and is full of Christmas cheer. Here are my favorite Elf movie quotes from Buddy the Elf and some bonus ones from Santa and other Elf characters.
If I missed any of your favorite movie quotes from Elf, drop them in the comments below!
- Son of a nutcracker! -Buddy the Elf
- I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR. – Buddy
- And where do the reindeer get their magic from? – Papa Elf
Christmas spirit. Everybody knows that. – Buddy the Elf
- Who do they think puts all their toys under the tree? -Buddy
Well, there’s a rumor floating around that the parents do it. – Papa Elf
That’s-that’s ridiculous! – Buddy
- I’m a cotton-headed ninny muggins. – Buddy
- SANTA!! I know him!!! -Buddy the Elf
- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. -Buddy
- Oh, by the way, don’t eat the yellow snow. – Leon the Snowman
Oh, I know that. – Buddy
- You sit on a throne of lies! – Buddy the Elf quotes
- You know Buddy…your father…well, he’s on the naughty list. – Santa quotes from Elf
NOOO! – Buddy the Elf
- Listen, some people, they just lose sight of what’s important in life. That doesn’t mean they can’t find their way again, huh? Maybe all they need is just a little Christmas spirit. – Santa
- I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite. – Buddy
- You did it! Congratulations! ‘World’s Best Cup of Coffee’. Great job everybody! -Buddy
- Uh, you look like you came from the North Pole. – Walter Hobbs
That’s exactly where I came from! Santa must’ve called you! – Buddy
- I’m singing! I’m in a store and I’m singing! – Buddy
- Who sent this Christmas gram? -Walter
- What’s a Christmas gram? I want one. – Buddy
- I like to whisper, too. – Buddy
- He’s an angry elf. – Buddy
- Hey! Have you seen these toilets? They’re gi-normous! – Buddy
- Uh oh. Sounds like someone needs to sing a Christmas carol. – Buddy
- We elves try to stick to the four main food groups – candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. – Buddy
- This place reminds me of Santa’s workshop. Except it smells like mushrooms, and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me. – Buddy
More Funny Elf Movie Quotes
- Christmas is about believing, not seeing. – Santa
- You stink! You smell like beef and cheese. -Buddy
- That’s a very nice purple dress. It’s very purpley.
- So good news, I saw a dog today. -Buddy the Elf quotes
- It’s just nice to meet another human who shares my affinity for elf culture. -Buddy
- You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card. -Buddy
- What’s more vulnerable than a peach? -Morris
- There’s room for everyone on the Nice List. -Buddy
- He must be a South Pole elf. – Buddy
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