- The Cast Showoff: Jim Parsons gets the chance to show off his impressive singing abilities as Buddy.
- The Other Darrin: Outside of Ed Asner as Santa, everyone from the original film is replaced with different actors.
- Playing Against Type: We have Mark Hamill, famous for voicing villains, as Walter Hobbs, a stern father who's ultimately a jerk with a heart of gold.
- Role Reprise: Ed Asner plays Santa, and is the only actor from the original movie to return to the role.
Trivia / Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas