This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an adult human who was raised by elves at the North Pole. When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s a not a real elf, he decides to head to New York City to find his birth father—a man who is on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, and has no idea that Buddy was ever born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York as only an “elf” can. Elf also stars Ed Asner, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart.