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* RoleReprisal: Ed Asner plays Santa, and is the only actor from the original movie to return to the role.

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* BigBallOfViolence: Buddy gets in one with the fake Santa he meets.

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* SpotTheImposter: Buddy immediately realizes the Santa he meets in an office is not the real Santa, as his belly didn't shake when he laughs.

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* PostKissCatatonia: Buddy freezes up and falls over with [[SighOfLove a happy sigh]] after getting a kiss from Jovie.


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* RoleReprisal: Ed Asner plays Santa, and is the only actor from the original movie to return to the role.

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* RoleReprisal: Ed Asner plays Santa, and is the only actor from the original movie to return to the role.role.
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* IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough: Buddy does this in a bar, after Walter disowns him.

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* IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough: Buddy does this in a bar, bar while drowning his sorrows in syrup, after Walter disowns him.


The special premiered on December 14, 2016 on NBC and borrows some of its elements from the Broadway musical.

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The special premiered on December 14, 2016 2014 on NBC and borrows some of its elements from the Broadway musical.
musical, especially the songs.


"Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" is a stop motion AnimatedAdaptation of the 2003 movie {{Film/Elf}} starring Creator/JimParsons as the titular character.

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"Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" is a stop motion AnimatedAdaptation of the 2003 movie {{Film/Elf}} ''{{Film/Elf}}'' starring Creator/JimParsons as the titular character.


* AdaptationExpansion: This version has a few elements not present in the original movie, including an entire scene where Buddy enters a bar to sulk after Walter tells him to get out of his life, where he finds a bunch of department store Santas complaining about their jobs, and how disrespectful and ill-behaved today's kids are.

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* AdaptationDistillation / AdaptationExpansion: This version has a few melds elements from the film and the Broadway musical, adding new scenes not present in the original movie, including an entire scene where Buddy enters film while removing others. All the songs in the special are taken from the Broadway show (though the special's opening number is a bar to sulk after Walter tells him to get out revised version of his life, where he finds the musical's opening "Christmastown").
** Jovie is made as
a bunch street-corner donation collector instead of a department store Santas complaining about their jobs, and how disrespectful and ill-behaved today's kids are.employee.

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* IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough: Buddy does this in a bar, after Walter disowns him.


* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]: Buddy.

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* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]]: Buddy.Buddy.
* RoleReprisal: Ed Asner plays Santa, and is the only actor from the original movie to return to the role.


Much like it's live-action counterpart, the story is about a human named Buddy who was raised by elves in Santa's workshop after accidentally crawling into Santa's knapsack as a baby. Upon discovering his true heritage, he embarks on a journey to New York City to reunite with his father and subsequently spread Christmas cheer to everyone he meets.

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Much like it's its live-action counterpart, the story is about a human named Buddy who was raised by elves in Santa's workshop after accidentally crawling into Santa's knapsack as a baby. Upon discovering his true heritage, he embarks on a journey to New York City to reunite with his father and subsequently spread Christmas cheer to everyone he meets.


** [[spoiler: Mr. Greenway also returns during the climax as the Big bad.]]

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** [[spoiler: Mr. Greenway also returns during the climax as the Big bad.BigBad.]]


* AdaptationExpansion: This version has a few elements not present in the original movie, including an entire scene where Buddy enters a Chinese restaurant to sulk after Walter tells him to get out of his life, where he finds a bunch of department store Santas complaining about their jobs, and how disrespectful and ill-behaved today's kids are.

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* AdaptationExpansion: This version has a few elements not present in the original movie, including an entire scene where Buddy enters a Chinese restaurant bar to sulk after Walter tells him to get out of his life, where he finds a bunch of department store Santas complaining about their jobs, and how disrespectful and ill-behaved today's kids are.are.
**[[spoiler: Mr. Greenway also returns during the climax as the Big bad.]]


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* MadeOfIron: Buddy gets hit by a car at one point and it doesn't bother him in the slightest.


"Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" is an AnimatedAdaptation of the 2003 movie {{Film/Elf}} starring Creator/JimParsons as the titular character.

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"Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" is an a stop motion AnimatedAdaptation of the 2003 movie {{Film/Elf}} starring Creator/JimParsons as the titular character.

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