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Funny Elf Quotes

Look for some great Elf quotes to put you in the Christmas spirit.

When you take a look at the best Christmas movies, there’s a handful that stands out. It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, and the story of a Christmas elf who goes to New York City to find his father and spread cheer Elf.

Released in 2003, Elf was a critical and commercial success earning over $200 million at the box office.

The title role of Buddy, expertly played by Will Ferrell, towers over his fellow elves with the help of some forced perspective camera work. Jim Carrey was the original choice for Buddy, but ultimately Ferrell was selected.

Buddy’s solo song at Gimbels was totally improvised by Ferrell. His slapstick comedy is sure to draw laughs even from the toughest viewers. Santa’s biggest helper made a big impression on audiences and continues to impress viewers today. These elf quotes will help you recall some of the funnier moments from this classic.

Funny Elf Movie Quotes.

Great Elf Quotes from Buddy

1.) Us elves like to stick to the four main food groups. Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.

2.) This place reminds me of Santa’s workshop. Except it smells like mushrooms, and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.

3.) First, I went through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest. Then, I went past the twirly, swirly gumdrops. And after that: I went through the Lincoln Tunnel.

4.) I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite.

5.) I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.

6.) I planned out our whole day. First, we’ll make snow angels for 2 hours, then we’ll go skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle!

7.) Buddy, you’re more of an elf than anyone I ever met. And the only one I would want working on my sleigh tonight. (Santa)

8.) Son of a nutcracker!

9.) Is syrup made of sugar? Then yes!

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11. My finger has a heartbeat.

12. That’s another thing… Buddy, you should know that your father… he’s on the naughty list.
Buddy: Nooooo!

13. Santa! Oh my god! Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!

14. I’m singing! I’m in a store, and I’m singing – I’m in a store, AND I’M SINGING!

15. Gimbels Manager: Hey! There’s no singin’ in the North Pole!
Buddy: Yes, there is!
Gimbels Manager: No, there’s not.
Buddy: We sing all the time! Especially when we make toys!

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16. Have you seen these toilets? They’re GINORMOUS!

17. (Buddy burps loudly — NOTE: burp was actually done by another actor)
Did you hear that?

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

19. (On seeing a sign saying “World’s Best Cup of Coffee”)
You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here.

20. I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.

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

22. Francisco! That’s fun to say! Francisco. Frannncisco. Franciscooo.

23. I think you’re really beautiful, and I feel really warm when I’m around you, and my tongue swells up.

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24. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

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

26. Nice purple dress. Very purpley.

27. I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.

28. Deb, you have such a pretty face; you should be on a Christmas card.

29. There’s room for everyone on the “Nice List”!

Note: Many of these elf quotes are so well known they become part of our everyday language during the Christmas season. Don’t believe us? Pull out some maple syrup at the breakfast table in December.

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Fun Facts about the Movie Elf

When the first Elf script emerged, folks were lining up Jim Carrey to play the role of Buddy.

Ferrell reportedly turned down an offer to play Buddy in Elf II, which would’ve made him $29 million.

The tiny elves were not made with special effects. A “forced perspective” filming technique was used to make them appear smaller relative to Will Farrell’s Buddy.

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Funny Buddy Quotes From Elf

30.) 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. Have you seen these toilets? They’re ginormous!

31.) You smell like beef and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa.

32.) (Phone Rings…and Buddy picks up) Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

33.) You sit on a throne of lies.

34.) So good news, I saw a dog today!

35.) Do you have any friends? Do you have a best friend? Does he have a big coat, too?


36.) Watch out! The yellow ones don’t stop.

37.) What about Santa’s cookies? I suppose parents eat those, too?

38.) Call me on my radio, channel three. Code word is: Santa’s got a brand-new bag.

Elf Movie Quotes to Spread Christmas Cheer

39.) Buddy Of course you’re not an elf. You’re six-foot-three and had a beard since you were fifteen.
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40.) What’s more vulnerable than a peach?

41.) Charlotte Denon wants a Tiffany engagement ring and for her boyfriend to stop dragging his feet and commit already.

42.) They tried to use gnomes and trolls, but the gnomes drank too much.
Papa Elf

43.) Some call it the show or the big dance; it’s the profession that every elf aspires to—and that is to build toys in Santa’s workshop.
Gimbel’s Manager 

44.) As you can imagine, it’s, uh, dangerous having an oven in an oak tree during the dry season.
Papa Elf

45.) The paparazzi have been trying to nail me for years.

Notable Buddy the Elf Quotations

46.) Can I listen to your necklace?
Buddy the Elf

47.) He’s an angry elf.
Buddy the Elf

48.) You stink. You smell like beef and cheese. (And) You don’t smell like Santa.
Buddy the Elf

49.) I’m in love! I’m in love! And I don’t care who knows it!
Buddy the Elf

50.) Treat every day like Christmas.
Buddy the Elf

Elf FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the movie Elf starring Will Ferrell.

What actor was initially eyed to play the role of Buddy?

Jim Carrey was the early favorite when the script generated excitement in 1993. However, like many other Hollywood productions, it took a while for the project to kick into gear. At that point, Will Ferrell was selected to star.

What other Christmas movie did costume designers lean heavily on for the production of Elf?

The movie’s production was influenced the most by Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. You need to look no further than the elves’ costumes to see the resemblance to the classic movie Rudolph.

What well-known star from another Christmas movie makes a cameo in Elf?

Christmas Story’s Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) plays Ming the elf.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. Watching Elf with his family is an annual event at his house pre-Christmas.


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