Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Mary Steenburgen, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Peter Dinklage, Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
Country: USA, Germany
Released in: 2003
Running: 97 minutes
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.