With the 10-year anniversary of Elf coming up, the definitive start of the Christmas season is upon us (Starbucks has spoken). It seems like the perfect time to remind ourselves why the film became an instant Christmas classic, and what we can all learn from an elf who manages to save Christmas.
Never leave anyone stranded in a snowball fight, and always do your best to get the star on top of the tree.
We all have a friend that needs some more deodorant. Sometimes, you just have to tell them.
There's no use keeping it a secret. If you love someone, you have to let them know.
Life is exhausting, and sometimes it helps to remember the joy of simple things like spinning in a revolving door or hopscotching across a crosswalk.
Everyone has to do something they don't want to do. You just have to get through it with as much joy as possible. And remember, it could be worse — you could be the guy who tests jack-in-the-boxes.
Sometimes, you have to indulge in the elf food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.
You can always bounce back from humiliation. Just be yourself, and people will love you.
Even if their accomplishments aren't really that impressive or even true.
Don't let people tell you you're controlling. Plans are good.
Put your whole heart into everything you do.