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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

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210
Directed by

Jon Favreau

Written by

David Berenbaum (Screenplay)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

This holiday, discover your inner elf.

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Keywords

santa claus christmas orphan romance dwarf elves adoption christmas spirit north pole looking for birth parents workshop christmas gift sarcasm

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