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10 reasons Elf is the best holiday movie of all time

Forget Santa — Haley Overland defends Will Ferrell's journey as an oversized elf as the greatest Christmas movie ever.

This week, Chatelaine’s editors are battling it out to convince readers — and each other — that their favourite holiday movie is the most magical. This is the third instalment in our five-part series.

Christmas Vacation and White Christmas have nothing on my favourite holiday movie. It’s actually the only one I’ve watched at least 18 times — laughing out loud with my kids every single time. I like to think it’s because the story is so darn funny, but it might be because I’m the biggest Will Ferrell fan I know. Here are 10 reasons to love Elf.

10. It’ll get you right into that Christmas spirit.

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9. A little romance…

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8. Inspiration for holiday cardio snowball fight!

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7. Escalator problems.

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6. Smiling is everybody’s favourite — especially during the holidays.

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5. Whoomp, there it is!

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4. Your New Year’s #OfficeEtiquetteGoals.

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3. Why, because of the recipes!

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2. Insults we wish we could hurl across the holiday table.

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1. Stressed as you might be with all the holiday prep, you are acing it. Congratulations! Great job, everybody!

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Related:
Christmas Vacation is the only holiday movie that matters
10 reasons you need to watch White Christmas now

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