35 'Elf' Movie Quotes That Are Sure to Spread Christmas Cheer

These quotes will have you smiling like Buddy all season long.

Elf Quotes
Elf Quotes

Nobody spreads Christmas cheer quite like Buddy the Elf! Adopted and raised by Papa Elf in the North Pole, Will Ferrell’s beloved character from the 2003 movie Elf embarks on a quest through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gum drops and into the Lincoln Tunnel in pursuit of his biological father in New York City. The classic holiday film is full of heartwarming and hilarious quotes—perfect for those Christmas Instagrams—that are sure to have you smiling like Buddy all season long. So don't be a cotton-headed ninny muggins, spread some holiday cheer and laughs with these funny Elf quotes below.

35 Best Elf Quotes

  1. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." – Buddy

  2. "I am a cotton-headed ninny muggins!" – Buddy

  3. "You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card." – Buddy

  4. “So, good news…I saw a dog today.”  – Buddy

  5. "I just like to smile. Smiling's my favorite." – Buddy

  6. "I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR." – Buddy

  7. “Son of a nutcracker!” – Buddy

  8. “It’s just nice to meet another human who shares my affinity for elf culture.” – Buddy

  9. “There’s room for everyone on the Nice List!” – Buddy

  10. “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” – Buddy answering the phone

  11. "If you can sing alone, you sing in front of other people. There's no difference." – Buddy

  12. “I planned out our whole day. First we make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle.” – Buddy

  13. “Then I traveled through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.” – Buddy

  14. “I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.” – Buddy

  15. “SANTA! Oh my God! Santa, here?! I know him! I know him!” – Buddy

  16. “You stink! You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa.” – Buddy

  17. “I’m singing! I’m in a store and I’m singing!” – Buddy

  18. "Does somebody need a hug?"– Buddy

  19. "You sit on a throne of lies!" – Buddy

  20. “Have you seen this toilets? They’re ginormous!” – Buddy

  21. “Not now, Arctic Puffin!” – Buddy

  22. "I love you! I love you! I LOVE YOU!" – Buddy

  23. “Of course you’re not [an elf]. You’re six-foot-three and had a beard since you were 15.” – Leon the Snowman

  24. "Bye Buddy, hope you find your dad!" – Mr. Narwhal

  25. "What about Santa's cookies? I suppose parents eat those, too?" – Buddy

  26. “He’s an angry elf.” – Buddy

  27. “I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it.” – Buddy

  28. "I think you're beautiful and I feel really warm when I am around you and my tongue swells up." – Buddy

  29. "Oh, it's not a costume. I'm an elf. Well, technically, I'm a human, but I was raised by elves." - Buddy

  30. "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." – Buddy

  31. “I painted a picture of a butterfly!” – Buddy

  32. “What’s more vulnerable than a peach?” – Morris

  33. “Francisco! That’s fun to say! Francisco.” – Buddy

  34. "He must be a South Pole elf." – Buddy

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

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