Buddy the Elf Theory

Hello and welcome back! Merry Christmas! If you have never watched Elf, stop reading and go watch it right now. It is one of the funniest Christmas movies ever, in my opinion. What if Buddy is actually an elf? You may be saying that Walter Hobbs was his father but, if you take a closer look at all of the evidence you might see otherwise.

My first piece of evidence regards the food Buddy eats. According to the script of Elf, “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” This leads me to believe that this has been his diet since he arrived in the north pole, which is about 30 years! Plus, Buddy looks like he is in great shape and his teeth haven’t fallen out yet.

Another interesting point is when Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York. He only walks there in only his elf suit and a snow globe. No human could deal with that extreme chill and long distance. He had no food, water, or anything. He only his snowglobe.

Remember the snowball scene where Buddy annihilate everyone? Buddy’s snowball skills are on point. His speed of making then and accuracy is pretty much impossible for a human could do. Another non-human thing Buddy does is he redecorates Gimbal’s North Pole in a matter of hours. That is completely redonkulous.

My last couple pieces of evidence are when papa elf states, “It’s only a job an elf can do.” Buddy makes 85 etch-a-sketches very fast, by hand. No human could do that.

What I am proposing is that Buddy is actually an elf with a disability that makes him grow twice as fast and his elf powers aren’t as strong. When he was a baby, everyone thought he would do just as good as everyone else but he wasn’t. As time goes on, Buddy begins to feel more and more depressed because he is letting everyone down.

Since Papa Elf was his ‘adopted’ father, he felt concerned for Buddy. Papa and Santa discussed this and decided to send him to someone on the naughty list to raise Christmas spirit coinciding all the Christmas joy was vanishing. They found the perfect man, Walter Hobbs, because Buddy’s ‘mother’ died. Since she wasn’t around, she wouldn’t be able to confirm it was her child. One Christmas when Santa returned, Buddy was depressed so he didn’t go to the party. That night was the first night a human came to the North Pole. Although Papa says he adopts him, he probably chooses a couple of the nice list that couldn’t have a child. So Santa brought this to the couple as a Christmas gift.

My final words are that Papa knew he wouldn’t be so depressed if he looked like everyone else, so he was sent to NYC to meet Walter Hobbs and Christmas was saved!!!


When you watch Elf this holiday season, look for why Buddy the Elf is an elf. So Buddy is the true person sitting on the #ThroneOfLies! Anyways that’s just a theory, a Buddy the elf is actually an elf theory. Thanks for Reading! Please comment suggestions down below!

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