Don’t Be a Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins: Check Out 19 Elf Secrets

The best way to spread the Christmas cheer is to reveal secrets about Elf for everyone to listen to.

In 2003, Will Ferrell he stole our hearts and invigorated our love of maple syrup and smile when Elf premiered in theaters. Made for just $ 33 million, the Jon favreauThe enjoyable and straightforward comedy has grossed over $ 220 million and, more importantly, has remained a holiday classic all these years.

Ferrell’s turn as Buddy the Elf was his first film since leaving Live Saturday night and I found the actor interacting with animated whales and snowmen at the North Pole and hopping around New York City in yellow tights. Yet somehow it all worked out.

But did you know that the role almost went to another actor? Or that one of Ferrell’s co-stars was worried that his performance was “too exaggerated”? Talk about a cotton-headed ninnymuggins.

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