The Morning Rat Race

LONDON - NOVEMBER 19: Actors dressed as elves arrive at the European premiere of "Fred Claus" at the Empire Cinema Leicester Square on November 19, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)

Good morning, Rat Rock Nation!  It’s Davey Mac of the Morning Rat Race here I love this time of year.  I ain’t gonna lie: my Holiday decorations are already up.  Don’t judge me!

Santa Claus Zooms In To Living Rooms This Christmas

NEWQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 27: Santa Claus and his elf Pipkin talk to children on Zoom on November 27, 2020 in Newquay, England. A new partnership between Santa Claus and Children’s Hospice South West sees Santa meeting with children right across the country, safely in the comfort of their own homes via Zoom. For every session booked a 10% donation will go to Children’s Hospice South West, supporting care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)


And with the Holiday Season comes fantastic movies to watch!  Whether you’re into A Christmas Story, or It’s A Wonderful Life, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation…there is no shortage of classic Christmas flicks and TV specials.

Santa Waterskis On Potomac River On Christmas Eve

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – DECEMBER 24: Santa Claus poses with reindeer, elves, children and the Grinch after water skiing on the Potomac River on December 24, 2010 in National Harbor, Maryland. This will be the 25th anniversary of the holiday maritime tradition. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


And, for me, one that has skyrocketed to the Must Watch list this time of year is Elf.  The Will Ferrell comedy that came out in 2003 is still hysterical, twenty years later.  And to commemorate the film’s 20th Anniversary…we’re looking at 6 Fun Facts About The Modern Christmas Classic Elf.  With clips!  Enjoy!  And Happy Holidays!

– Davey Mac


  • Jim Carrey Was Supposed To Be The Star

    The script was written for Jim Carrey in 1993 but he ultimately dropped out…allowing for Will Ferrell to get the role.

  • Buddy The Elf Was Supposed To Be Darker

    Buddy was supposed to be a tonally darker character but director Jon Favreau wanted him happier and sillier.

  • Buddy's Costume Was Based On 'Rudolph'

    Buddy’s costume was based on the outfits the elves wore in the classic Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

  • Will Ferrell Really Ate That "Breakfast"

    Will Ferrell really ate all that sugar, including the maple syrup-coated spaghetti and candy.

  • Ferrell Didn't Eat The Cotton Balls, Though

    The cotton balls Buddy eats in the doctor’s office are actually un-dyed cotton candy.

  • Ferrell Turned Down A Sequel

     Will turned down a reported $29 million to make a sequel because he was worried it would suck and people would accuse him of doing it for the money.

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