50 Best Elf Quotes From The Movie About The Magic Of Christmas

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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“Christmas isn’t a season; it’s a feeling”, said Edna Ferber.

Christmas isn't just about some magnificent dinners or a whole lot of presents (although they are important too!), it is the time where everyone comes together and sings along. Christmas holidays are never enough without Christmas songs being played and great old Christmas movies, which the family enjoys and cherishes.

'Elf', a 2003 comedy film, is a Christmas movie about a human, Buddy, raised among the elves army in the North Pole. He travels to New York City, searching for his father after finding out that he is not an elf. Here are some of the best 50 'Elf' movie quotes for you.

If you like ice skating, snow angels and this article, then check out Buddy The Elf quotes and [white Christmas quotes].

Buddy The 'Elf' Quotes

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins who does not have any color in the life. Check out some funny small quotes by Buddy which even you can use in this Christmas season.

1. “I am a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

2. “Son of a nutcracker!”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

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

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

4. “He’s an angry elf.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

5. “Tickle fight!!”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

6. “Buddy the Elf! What’s your favorite color?”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

7. “There’s room for everyone on the nice list!”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Famous 'Elf' Quotes

The movie shows a unique way to spread Christmas and its joy. Here are some of the best Buddy quotes when he visits New York City as a human for your perusal.

8. "Buddy: I’m an elf. Well, technically I’m a human raised by elves.

Girl in the waiting room: “Oh. I’m a human. Raised by humans.”

- 'Elf'.

9. “Hey! Have you seen these toilets? They are gi-normous!”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

10. “Oooh looks like a Christmas tree!”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Funny 'Elf' Quotes

Here are some funny quotes from 'Elf', the movie, which will have you rolling with laughter while you enjoy your best cup of coffee with candy canes.

11. "[On seeing a sign that says '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."

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

12. "Emily: We can’t just throw him out in the snow.

Walter: Why not? He loves the snow. He’s told me fifteen times.”

- 'Elf'.

13. “I’m in a store and I’m singing. I’m in a store and I’m singing. I am in a store, and I’m singing.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Cute 'Elf' Movie Quotes

Even though 'Elf' is a comic movie, it consists of some amazing cute quotes which will make your day. Do check out these cute quotes from 'Elf'.

14. “You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

15. "Gimbel’s Manager: Why are you smiling like that?

Buddy: I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.”

- 'Elf'.

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

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

17. “Does somebody need a hug?”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

18. “Francisco. That’s fun to say.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Christmas Quotes From The Movie Elf

'Elf' is all about the Christmas spirit. Here are some Christmas quotes from 'Elf' to feel the magic of Christmas.

19. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

20. "Papa Elf: And where do the reindeer get their magic from?

Buddy: Christmas Spirit. Everybody knows that."

- 'Elf'.

21.  "Jovie: I’m just trying to get through the holidays.

Buddy: Get through? Christmas is the greatest day in the whole wide world!"

- 'Elf'.

22. “Uh oh. Sounds like someone needs to sing a Christmas carol.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Buddy’s Love For Christmas Quotes

The movie made us realize that elves have four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. Buddy’s unconditional love for Christmas makes the 'Elf' movie sweeter than ever. Here are some interesting elf lines from the movie.

23. "Walter: Who sent this Christmas Gram?

Buddy: What’s a Christmas Gram? I want one!"

- 'Elf'

24. “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.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

25. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups - candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

26. "Emily: You like sugar, huh?

Buddy: Is there sugar in syrup?

Emily: Yes.

Buddy: Then yes!"

- 'Elf'.

Santa Quotes From 'Elf'

The movie offers us great insights into elf culture. While you are thinking about ice skating, check out Santa quotes from the 'Elf' movie.

27. “And if you see a sign that says “Peep Show,” it doesn’t mean that they’re letting you look at presents before Christmas.”

- Santa, 'Elf'.

28. “Listen, some people, they just lose sight of what’s important in life. That doesn’t mean they can’t find their way again, huh? Maybe all they need is just a little Christmas spirit.”

- Santa, 'Elf'.

29. “Christmas spirit is about believing, not seeing. If the whole world saw me, all would be lost. The paparazzi have been trying to nail me for years.”

-Santa, 'Elf'.

Best Quotes From Supporting Characters

Do check out the best quotes from other characters from the 'Elf' movie which are indeed hilarious, sweet, and heart-melting.

30. “Of course you’re not an elf. You’re six-foot-three and had a beard since you were fifteen.”

- Leon, 'Elf'.

31. “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.”

- Papa Elf, 'Elf'.

32. "Puffin: Hey Buddy wanna pick some snowberries?

Buddy: Not now Arctic Puffin!"

- 'Elf'.

33. "Mr. Narwhal: Bye Buddy. I hope you find your dad.

Buddy: Thank you, Mr. Narwhal."

- 'Elf'.

Hilarious Santa-Buddy Quotes

Here are some of the best Santa-Buddy quirky conversations, which are hilarious.

34. “And if you see a sign that says “Peep Show,” it doesn’t mean that they’re letting you look at presents before Christmas.”

- Santa, 'Elf'.

35. "Santa: I’ve been to New York thousands of times.

Buddy: Really?

Santa: Mm-hmm.

Buddy: What’s it like?

Santa: “Well, there are some things you should know. First off, you see gum on the street, leave it there. It’s not candy."

- 'Elf'.

36. "Santa: That’s another thing... Buddy, you should know that your father... he’s on the naughty list.

Buddy: Nooooo!"

- 'Elf'.

Buddy Quotes That Show Love For Santa

Buddy is a huge fan of Santa. He loves him unconditionally and experiences funny incidents throughout the movie because of this. Here are some of the best Buddy quotes that show love for Santa.

37. “You stink. You smell like beef and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

38. “You sit on a throne of lies.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

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

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

40. "Buddy: Well, if you’re Santa, what song did I sing for you on your birthday this year?

Gimbel’s Santa: Um, Happy Birthday of course.”

- 'Elf'.

Cute Quotes By Buddy

Buddy is hilarious yet the cutest character in the 'Elf' movie. Check out cute quotes by Buddy from 'Elf'.

41. “I think you’re really beautiful and I feel really warm when I’m around you and my tongue swells up. So… do you want to eat food?”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

42. “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating. Then we’ll eat the whole roll of Toll House Cookie Dough as fast as we can, then we’ll snuggle.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

43. “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Other Quotes From 'Elf'

Here are some lovely and beautiful quotes from the 'Elf' movie that you will certainly enjoy.

44. “So good news. I saw a dog today.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

45. “But this is where my dad works. Well, have a good—

Oh, I forgot to give you a hug.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

46. "Emily: Did you sleep okay last night?

Buddy: Great. I got a full 40 minutes."

- 'Elf'.

47. "Gimbles Manager: There’s no singing in the North pole!

Buddy: Yes there is! We sing all the time! Especially when we make presents!"

- 'Elf'.

48. “No, but things worked out. They gave me a restraining order.”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Sweet Conversational Quotes

Let's finish up with some of the sweet conversational quotes from 'Elf' movie that will certainly touch your heart.

49. "Buddy: Hi!

Deb: Hi!

Buddy: Do you remember me?

Deb: I do! I didn’t recognize you!

Buddy: I know I’m in work clothes!"

- 'Elf'.

50. “Wow, you’re fast...I’m glad I caught up to you. I waited 5 hours for you...Why is your coat so big? How was school? Was it fun? Did you get a lot of homework? Huh? Do you have any friends? Do you have a best friend? Does he have a big coat, too?”

- Buddy, 'Elf'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for [Best Elf quotes], then why not take a look at 'A Christmas Story' quotes, or [Christmas movie quotes].

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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