Chances are you'll need a break from the family at some point today and unless you're a die-hard holiday traditionalist, it's fair game to break out the Christmas movies as of right...wait for it...now! We love the classics, of course, but it wouldn't be the happiest time of the year without our favorite 21st century holiday flick, Elf.
There are so many gems in this movie, and one-liners that could make even Scrooge crack a smile. Will Ferrell's performance of Buddy the Elf reminds us every year to hang on to our sense of humor and innocence during what can be a hectic, stressful, crazy time of year. It's a Chow Bella favorite, so here's our list of the seven best food-related scenes from Elf.
7. "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup."
To kick things off we'll start at Buddy's first dinner with his newly discovered human family. Evidently, the average elf diet closely resembles that of a Canadian five-year-old around Christmas and Buddy's enthusiasm over the spaghetti-syrup combo almost makes us want to try it for ourselves.
6. "You did it! World's best cup of coffee..."
The Big Apple can be a scary place for young children, people from small towns...and elves from the North Pole. Buddy, unfamiliar with the insincere ways of the world, takes advertising to heart.
5. "You sit on a throne of lies."
Will Ferrell always seems to say the most outrageous insults, written in the script or off the cuff from the depths of his own wild mind. But in telling the department store Santa he "smells like beef and cheese," we think he hit the nail on the head.
4. "Sit still."
Childhood innocence doesn't get more real than putting things that don't belong into your mouth. So Buddy goes the doctor, he uses slight of hand to sneak just one more of those fluffy, yummy cotton balls. Mmmm.
3. "Syrup in coffee, why didn't I think of that!"
Leave it to Buddy to, one, make friends with the folks working in a giant dingy mailroom and, two, turn the whole affair into a joyous party. All it takes is a little special syrup.
2. "I painted a picture of a butterfly!"
If you lave an elf home alone, prepare to have your abode turned into a winter wonderland - that is, after he overcomes his fear of the growling radiator. For breakfast Buddy revives the leftover spaghetti and syrup and adds a few other treats to mix. We've always wondered how Ferrell managed to eat this chocolate-spaghetti-Pop Tart mess without gagging.
1. "Do you want to go eat food?"
We'd be hesitant to go out with a guy in green tights, but when it comes to adorable date proposals this one takes the cake.