If there is a modern Christmas classic, Elf is it. Made in 2003, this fantasy about a human raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop has everything you could possibly want in a holiday fable. There’s magic, wonder, and genuine joy in Will Ferrell’s bright-eyed performance. There’s even a nod to the stop-motion characters of yester-year. Elf is certainly no Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin, but he is the son of a nutcracker!