"This is one of those rare Christmas comedies that has a heart, a brain and a wicked sense of humor, and it charms the socks right off the mantelpiece."- Roger Ebert.
One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Raised as an elf, Buddy grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf--and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole.
This holiday season, Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world -- in New York City.
Buddy finds his workaholic father --who's on Santa's "naughty" list, a new mother and a 10-year-old brother who doesn't believe in Santa Claus or elves.
Here, now, Buddy discovers his destiny--to save Christmas for New York and the world!