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Elf - a favourite Christmas movie no longer?

(62 Posts)
Rosieroe Wed 19-Dec-18 11:45:48

I see Elf is high on the list of favourite movies at Christmas. I watched it recently and wondered how come the PC brigade haven’t got into a lather about the scene where a grown man dressed as an elf walks into where a young woman is having a shower and starts singing ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ to her?


Ilovecheese Wed 19-Dec-18 12:55:40

But they haven't got into a lather, so no need to worry.

FarNorth Wed 19-Dec-18 13:02:50

Just some random grown man, dressed as an elf and passing by the woman's shower?

GrannyGravy13 Wed 19-Dec-18 13:34:52

Noooo leave elf alone 🎄🎄🎄🎄

Parsley3 Wed 19-Dec-18 13:36:08

Sorry but I find it creepy.

lemongrove Wed 19-Dec-18 13:39:49

I see nothing funny in Elf at all, or cute or lovely or thoughful.The worst Christmas film.

DoraMarr Wed 19-Dec-18 14:11:41

Aaah, it’s our favourite Christmas film!

MiniMoon Wed 19-Dec-18 17:29:28

I can't be doing with Will Ferrell. I haven't enjoyed any film he's ever been in.
He, to me, is just silly and not funny.

MiniMoon Wed 19-Dec-18 17:41:40

My favourite Christmas movie is
"The Santa Claus". With Tim Allen.

MiniMoon Wed 19-Dec-18 17:42:21


Blinko Thu 20-Dec-18 10:12:45

I haven't watched Elf, but it sounds like an American thing (Will Ferrell) which they fondly imagine to be amusing. Not for me, thanks!

Beilas Thu 20-Dec-18 10:15:48

Elf made me laugh out loud quite a few times, so it gets my vote just for that ❤️😀

sue01 Thu 20-Dec-18 10:20:40

Curious the sudden interest in Elf. At the beginning of the week the Co-Op staged free cinema screenings of it all around the country. And now it's on TV too. Can't understand the fascination personally !

Nanny27 Thu 20-Dec-18 10:33:36

Moving slightly off topic and prepared to duck when grans call me old fashioned but... why do people call films movies?

SillyNanny321 Thu 20-Dec-18 10:39:41

Christmas is not Christmas without at least once watching the original Grinch with Jim Carrey. My best Christmas film!

humptydumpty Thu 20-Dec-18 10:39:57

No, leave it alone, Elf is wonderful! - but my favourite Christmas movie by far is The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Willow500 Thu 20-Dec-18 10:45:31

We watched it the other night and thought it was quite good.

We still love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation though but my favourite and a must when it's on is the old black and white Christmas Carol.

Grampie Thu 20-Dec-18 11:07:38

A Christmas Story is our family favourite by far:

Very warm and funny for both adults and children.

Willow10 Thu 20-Dec-18 11:18:37

I recorded Elf on Sunday to watch later, just because I've never seen it before and it was high on the ratings. I'm wondering if I should have bothered now!

sweetcakes Thu 20-Dec-18 11:31:55

I'm the same it makes me cringe and I get that embarrassed feeling so now I just turn over!

goose1964 Thu 20-Dec-18 11:35:32

the point of the scene is that he's so innocent he doesn't realise what he's doing is inappropriate it's all about the singing

EthelJ Thu 20-Dec-18 12:12:03

Nanny27 movie grates on me too. Not sure why but I much prefer Film.
My favourite Christmas film is 'it's a wonderful life' old fashioned and sentimental maybe but I don't think it can be beaten.
I saw it for the first time 10 years ago expecting to hate it but loved it.

CarlyD7 Thu 20-Dec-18 12:20:18

Nanny27 - I feel exactly the same. They're FILMS not movies. Just part of the gradual American encroachment on the English langugage, sadly.

Grampie Thu 20-Dec-18 12:53:11


I’m glad I didn’t say movie instead of film

But it’s not encroachment from the USA, it’s he UK and other countries embracing US culture.

We are not victims.


Grampie Thu 20-Dec-18 12:54:08

the UK