“Elf” Movie Quotes Cheer Even a Cotton-Headed Ninny-Muggins

Elf is well-known for its hilarious Christmas quips. Here are some of our favorites!

One of our favorite Christmas movies, Elf, starring Will Ferrell and James Cann, is well-known for its Christmas quips and its main character, Buddy, is probably the most quoted elf in history!  Plus, it was the first time many of us were introduced to that multi-talented sugar cookie, Zooey Deschanel. Elf is now a Christmas classic and our holiday season just wouldn’t be complete without at least one screening. Hilariously unique Buddy Quotes cheer even a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!  Here are some of our favorites:

  • “I just like to smile. Smiling’s my thing.”
  • “You stink. You smell like beef and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa.”
  • “You sit on a throne of lies.”
  • “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup.
  • “I am a cotten-headed ninny-muggins!”
  • “I planned out our whole day: First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll-House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle.”
  • “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR.”
  • “Son of a nutcracker!”
  • “You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card.”
  • “You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here.”
  • “Does somebody need a hug?”
  • “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.”
  • “Have you seen these toilets? They’re ginormous!”
  • “This place reminds me of Santa’s workshop…except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.”
  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
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