Giveaway: Tickets to see Elf the Musical at Walton Arts Center

elfRaise your hand if your family ALWAYS watches the movie Elf around the holidays!

If so, you know it’s hilarious (the movie is rated PG, FYI). Well, good news, Elf lovers! The Broadway show Elf the Musical is coming to Walton Arts Center and it’s based on the beloved 2003 movie with Will Ferrell.

We’ve got four tickets to give away for opening night on Nov. 25th!

ABOUT THE SHOW: This delightful Broadway musical is for all ages. Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is welcomed into Santa’s household. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s size and poor toy-making skills cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his birth father and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Elf the Musical “is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety magazine.

This modern-day Christmas classic will help you embrace your inner elf.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these FOUR Elf the Musical tickets click on the words “post a comment” below tell us about your favorite scene in the movie Elf. If you’ve never seen the movie, tell us which movie is your favorite watch as a family around the holidays.

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Good luck, mamas! We’ll choose a winner on Friday!


  1. I love when they start singing Christmas carols towards the end of the movie to help Santa get his sleigh up in the air, always makes me teary.

  2. My favorite part is when he decorates the store in anticipation of Santas arrival.

  3. When Will realizes the Santa the department store hired is an imposter! Will Ferrell wa perfect for this role.

  4. My favorite scene is when he is walking down the sidewalk “SINGING and NO ONE IS LISTENING!” It reminds me of Cora and makes me laugh really hard. 🙂 I commented on FB, I follow you on Pinterest and Twitter and I also receive your newsletter.

  5. Oh man, I can’t even say that I have a favorite scene; the whole movie is great. I do love the World’s Best Cup of Coffee part…. but really, I reference the whole movie frequently. 🙂

  6. Obviously our favorite scene is the syrup on the spaghetti and the four food groups..I believe that is the same as my kids!! Sugar!! My kids LOVE elf and we would love to see this show!!

  7. “You stink. You smell like beef and cheese. You don’t smell like Santa.”

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  8. I love the breakfast scene where he has so much candy and sugar on his pancakes. Pretty sure it is every kids dream to eat a breakfast like that – I know it was mine!

  9. My favorite part of the movie is when buddy gets told that he was adopted. I love how he wants to go find his real dad that’s on the naughty list.

  10. My kids saw Buddy the Elf at Halloween and asked about the character. What a great way tomshow them. Otherwise our Christmas tradition movies are The Grinch, Polar Express, Charlie Brown Christmas (for my husband) and Christmas Shoes.

  11. I cant remember a scene i love from Elf; its all so funny. So my favorite Christmas movie would have to be How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  12. Well, my kids’ favorite part is where Buddy belches at the table and then says “Did you hear that?!”
    I just love that whole movie!!

  13. Our family loves it when he starts eating all the candy and syrup on his dinner. He mentions the food groups. My boys love it and try to use that to get more candy!

  14. How the grinch stole Christmas is my fave. Have not seen this but would love to go see the play.

  15. Our family loves it when Buddy starts eating all the candy and syrup on his dinner. He mentions the food groups. My boys love it and try to use that to get more candy!

  16. Staple movie at Christmas…We all die laughing at the bathroom scene when he closes his eyes and runs into the lockers!!! Too Funny!

  17. My favorite part of the movie is when he discovers Santa is coming to the mall. “SANTA!!”

  18. My favorite scene is Jovie taking Buddy to see the Christmas tree and the look on his face.

  19. By far, when Buddy’s leaving the North Pole. “Bye Arctic Puffin” and the Narwhal, “Bye Buddy, Hope you find your dad!” Still funny every time.

  20. My favorite scene in the movie is when he starts singing Baby it’s cold outside with her and freaks her out and then he runs into the locker trying to get out 🙂

  21. I love it when Buddy says: “I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, And eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and, and maybe even hold hands.” …I follow you on Facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

  22. This has always been my daughter’s (she’s 23 now) favorite Christmas movie. We watch it at least once every year – usually more! I’d love to win the tickets and treat her to seeing the play ! What fun! i receive your newsletter.

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  23. I can’t pick just one favorite scene, the entire movie is hilarious and is my 6 year old daughter’s favorite movie!

  24. I love it when Buddy mistakes a midget for an elf. I don’t know how they kept straight faces filmin that movie. Too funny!

  25. “It’s Santa! I know him!!!” – Buddy and “He’s an angry elf!” 😯

  26. I love when Buddy the Elf, with some help, is able to get people to believe again and to spread Christmas Cheer by singing. Whether you believe or not…everyone should have a little Christmas Spirit in them.

  27. I love everything about Elf, so it’s hard to choose a favorite. But I love the scene when he and his brother are in central park and have a snowball fight and his arm goes 90 to nothing. Ha!

  28. The mail room scene is hilarious…when Buddy deocrates the store for Christmas…when he describes all the food groups and it’s all sugar…putting syrup on spaghetti…it’s all hilarious!! Great movie!

  29. There is too many favorite scenes to list but I think the best might be the one when Buddy hears Santa is coming to the department store and he is over the top excited “SANTA! I KNOW HIM!!”

  30. We quote Elf all year long. Whenever we wrap gifts I like to say, “Six inch ribbon curls. SIX…INCHES!” And just today I told my toddler, “You smell like beef and cheese.” It’s part of our every day 🙂

  31. Don’t really have a favorite scene–love the movie and would love tickets to the show!

  32. My favorite quote is when Buddy is confronting the fake Santa and yells “You sit on a throne of lies!”

  33. This is one of my ALL time FAVORITE Christmas Movies. There are too many favorite scenes to choose just one. I love ELF!!!!!!

  34. We LOVE this movie!! So many favorites! I love the scene when Buddy is in the department store & they announce that Santa is coming & he starts screaming Santa & gets so excited!

  35. When he answers the phone in his dad’s office because my sister was one of a dozen receptionist at a large company that received thousands of calls a day and one day I was absent mindedly returning a phone call (didn’t realize the company) and she answered ,”Buddy the Elf. What’s your favorite color?” I literally choked because I laughed so hard! She said she had been waiting weeks to say it and she finally recognized a number and it just happened to be mine.

  36. My favorite scene is the snowball scene. The brother realizes that even though Buddy is different, he is also a pretty cold guy.

  37. Our favorite family movie of the Christmas season!!! We always watch the movie after putting up all of our decorations the day after Thanksgiving!! Would love to see the musical!! There are many many favorite scenes that are too funny but I love it when Buddy’s dad’s heart begins to change towards his family and he realizes what is most important-family!!

  38. Meep! How can you narrow it down? Winding the Jack in the Box where the “special elves” work, the journey to the big city (including the raccoon who “must need a hug”), “What’s a Christmasgram?! I want one!” “I”m heeeere…with my daaad…and we’ve never met…and he wants me to sing him a soong…” “I just like smiling, smiling’s my favorite!” All of the adventures in the city – the first ride on the escalator! “You don’t smell like Santa. You smell like beef and cheese. You sit on a throne of lies.”

    And on and on…I might drive my family a bit crazy with Elf quotes at Christmas time. One of my all time favorites!

  39. “Buddy, your dad is on the naughty list.”

    I also love when he goes to see his dad and his dad thinks it’s a Christmas gram and asks if he’s going to sing. “I’m singing. And I’m with my dad and I’m singing. And I love you, I love you, I love you!”

  40. There are too many favorites to list. First one that popped in my head was “Santa’s coming! I know him!”

  41. I love it when he sits on his Papa Elf’s lap and he’s way bigger than the lap. I also love when he sees the Santa at the mall and screams, “Santa!!! I know him!”

  42. Breakfast seen with all the candy/sugar!!! LOL!!!! This would be awesome! 🙂

  43. I love when he gets all excited that “Santa” is coming to the department store.

  44. My favorite part is when he starts telling anyone that the dept Santa isn’t real! So funny

  45. I love the whole movie! But one thing that comes to mind is the song he sings when he meets his dad for the first time. So funny!

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  46. I can’t pick just one scene. The Elf movie is a year round favorite watch at our house. my 6 yr old loves this movie. December he watches it all month long. He said his favorite part it when Buddy goes to the DR. And the breakfast table scene. Hope we win he would be in Elf Heaven.

  47. Elf is one of our favorite Christmas movies of all time! We quote things all the time from that movie! My girls would love to see the musical! Our favorite part is when he says that the fake Santa smells like beef and cheese! And I love smiling! Smiling’s my favorite!

  48. I love when Buddy sprays perfume in his mouth and then makes that terrible face.

  49. Would love to take my mother and my girls! One of our favorite scenes is the “splits” on the escalaotor and of course the syrup on everything !!!!

  50. My Favorite scene is when santa gets stuck in the park, and buddy gets the slay flying. Snd seeing all the magic of Christmas in everyone’s eyes when santa flys over the city.

  51. I love it when he answers the phones, “Buddy the Elf…what’s your favorite color?” So happy and optimistic all the time! Love it!

  52. My favorite scene is in the park when everyone starts singing. Love it. Following you on Facebook. Thanks!

  53. We get a kick out of the whole “Elf” movie. Our “Elf on the Shelf” is even named “Buddy!”

  54. Elf is my favorite Christmas movie! There are so many good parts it’s hard for me to pick just one but the scene at the dept store with Santa is probably the best. This just makes me want to watch the movie again!

  55. My favorite part is when he is sees the toilets “they are GINORMOUS” oh! And when he hears Jovie singing and he joins in!!!!

  56. My favorite part of the movie is where Buddy meets the racoon and he says, ” Come I want a hug.” The racoon hisses at Buddy. Buddy proceeds to hug him anyway and the racoon attacks Buddy. Buddy says, I just wanna hug!” So funny. My children and I love “The Elf.” It is a tradition at our home every Christmas to watch the movie. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

  57. Well, I go around calling people cotton headed ninny muggins all the time, so obviously I love that scene at the beginning, but my all time favorite is the angry elf scene. “Call me an elf one more time.”

  58. Haven’t seen Elf… not sure why, since we love Will Ferrell. ( Streaking scene in Old School is classic). Favorite holiday movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, of course! Are your serious, Clark?

  59. I have never seen Elf….not sure why because I love Will Ferrell. ( Streaking scene in Old School is classic.) Our favorite Christmas movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, of course! Are you serious, Clark?

  60. “It’s Santa!! I know him! I know him!” and “Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?”

  61. I love when Buddy sees Santa at in the childrens deptartment! ‘ Its Santa… I know him’ 🙂

  62. The Grinch will always be my favorite followed by A Christmas Carol (George C Scott) version.

  63. My boys favorite part is when he burps and says “Did you hear that!” My favorite is when he goes inside the coffee shop and says “congratulations!”

  64. We elves only eat from the four main food groups: candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup. I mean who doesn’t like syrup on their spaghetti!

  65. I’ve never seen Elf :-/ But we’d love to go watch the musical as a family! My favorite holiday movie it The Family Stone.

  66. I like the scene when Jovie is singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in the shower and Buddy joins in. The song is my fave Christmas song. Our most enjoyed holiday movie is “Its a Wonderful Life”.

  67. Here’s a couple of our favorite lines: “Oh, he’s an angry elf!” And “Does somebody need a hug?”

  68. When he innocently gives his father the Mrs. Claus lingerie as a present because he has no clue what it is. So funny.

  69. My kids favorite part of the movie is when Buddy sings Baby It’s Cold Outside.

  70. I have never watched Elf, but my kids love it and it would be fun to take them. I watch Hallmark Christmas movies during the holidays.

  71. I love it when he talks about the seven layers of the candy came forest. I like to think about that from a child’s perspective. Love the movie!!!

  72. Love the scene where he is singing along with Jovi “Baby It’s Cold Outside! “

  73. I would love to take my kids to see Elf at WAC!! Both of
    my kids love this movie so much. It is such a fun, family
    friendly movie. We watch it multiple times every year.
    It is so hard to pick which part I like the best. I think the
    whole movie is great!!

  74. I have not seen Elf all the way through. That is something I need to do. But my favorite Christmas show is The Christmas Story. You’ll shoot your eye out kid. Love that show.

  75. I love Buddy decorating the store with hanging snowflakes in preparations for Santa. SANTAS COMING.

  76. My favorite part of Elf is when Buddy says to the racoon, ” does someone need a hug? The racoon then punches him out. It always makes me laugh!

  77. Oh my gosh! Our family absolutely LOVES this movie! So many favorite parts…
    I love when they say Santa will be coming to the store, and Buddy starts screaming “Santa! I know him!” I also love when he answers the phone…”Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” A co-worker of mine did that last year, and it was hilarious! Our kiddos quote the movie all the time too. We just love it. 🙂

  78. We have only seen this movie 1 time, but we enjoy watching home alone every year. We would love a fun night out to see the play! Super fun!

  79. This is one of our family’s favorite movies – my husband even likes it. The whole movie is great but my favorite scene is where he meets the fake Santa “beef and cheese” and also his scene with the angry elf – too funny!!

  80. We watch Home Alone every year but my son would love to see this play he has never been to one!!

  81. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear!!!

  82. Love how he sees the world through kids’ eyes and discovers things like frozen bubbly gum!

  83. When “Santa” comes to the toy store and Buddy says he’s not the real Santa.

  84. Every line is too funny! One of the many favorites is when he mentions the elves’ four major food groups! Sounds an awful lot like me!

  85. My grandchildren absolutely love the entire movie. Elf is a huge favorite character.. One of the favorite Christmas movies for them.

  86. My grandchildren absolutely love the entire movie. Elf is a huge favorite character..

  87. My favorite “watch around the holidays” movie is: A Christmas Story! I am obsessed! I love that movie!

  88. My favorite is where the dept store boss announces Santa is coming the next morning and Buddy freaks out “Santa”!!! Love Elf!

  89. When Buddy the Elf quotes his four food groups – candy, candy canes, candy corn and maple syrup!

  90. “Call me an elf one more time..!” “Oooh, he must be a South Pole elf”. That whole scene. And pretty much the while movie!

  91. When he answers the phone, “Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?”

  92. When Buddy’s and secretary are whispering and Buddy says, ‘I like whispering too.’

  93. When Buddy is working and the boss says ok everyone Santa is coming and Buddy screams SANTA!!!

  94. we’ve not seen Elf but would like to do so. we like to watch the traditional movies at the holidays. for example, rudolph and frosty. thank you for the chance to win. we’d love to get to go to the show.

  95. I love when he is at the table and covers everything in maple syrup. Love the movie. Watch it every year!

  96. I like when Buddy is using the etch-a-sketch and writes “I’m Sorry I ruined your lives and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR! Elf is my favorite Christmas movie.

  97. I love when they come home to find that Buddy has decorated their entire home with snowflakes and other decor. I also love when he guzzles maple syrup.

  98. I love when they come home to find that Buddy has decorated their entire home with snowflakes and other decor. I also love when he guzzles maple syrup. And when he yells, “SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA’S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM!” in the department store. Commented on Facebook! 🙂

  99. Love Buddy’s four food groups!! I think my kids would definitely eat the elf diet if I let them. Haha

  100. I’ve never seen Elf but thought it would be great for my granddaughters. We watch Miracle of 34th Street and White Christmas.

  101. Not to sound terrible…but my favorite part is when he gets hit by the taxi and pops back up! 🙂 “The yellow ones don’t stop!”

  102. “i just love smiling. smiling is my favorite.” “buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color ” “SSAANNTAAAA! !!!!” “bye buddy! hope you find your dad! ” love love love this movie! !!!! please pick me!

  103. I have seen the movie but sure I could pic a ‘favorite’ part it’s such a cute movie. My family’s favorite holiday movie though are the Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen.

  104. One of my favorite scenes is when Buddy says, “Watch out for the yellow ones, they don’t stop.”– talking about the taxis.

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