Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day is a holiday that falls on the 18th of December and encourages everyone to answer their phone like one of the most iconic Christmas movie characters to grace the silver screen in the last 20+ years. For anyone who doesn’t know what we’re talking about, Buddy the Elf is a character from the 2003 movie starring Will Farrell called “Elf.” In the movie, when Buddy answers the phone, he answers it whimsically by saying “Buddy the elf; What’s your favorite color?” It’s a line that’s so iconic, people have not only been repeating it ever since, but they’ve decided to give it its own holiday. A holiday where everyone can have some holiday fun.

Fun Holiday Facts About The Movie Elf

Since we’re talking about a holiday that celebrates a movie character from the movie Elf, we thought that we’d give some fun holiday trivia about this movie to anyone who wants it. The following facts are what we uncovered during our research on this holiday.

  • The script for the movie was written in 1993 by David Berenbaum.
  • Jim Carrey was originally lined up for the lead role instead of Will Ferrell.
  • Will Ferrell once worked as a mall Santa.
  • Will Ferrell turned down $29 million for the sequel Elf 2.

Observing Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

Anyone who wants to observe this holiday can do so by picking up answering the phone in the “style” of Buddy the Elf. It doesn’t have to be a word-for-word rehash of what Will Ferrel’s character said in the movie. It just entails introducing yourself as Buddy the Elf, followed by a question with no relevance. After you annoy (oh, we mean delight) people all day with this shtick, you can then use the hashtag #AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay to do the same on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2023)
December 18 Monday
Next year (2024)
December 18 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
December 18 Sunday
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