'Elf' Holds Up as a Modern Christmas Classic

Sometimes Christmas movies need to marinate in the public consciousness before becoming classics, but that wasn’t the case with Elf. Right out of the gate, the Will Ferrell comedy was beloved by all; now, 15 years later, we’re embracing the holiday season by revisiting this instant gem and seeing how it holds up.

Is this early Ferrell film one of his best? Why would Zooey Deschanel fall for an elf-man with apparent mental health issues who is 13 years her elder? And does Christmas aficionado Sam Johnson believe that this is a sexual holiday? All the big questions are both asked and answered on the latest episode of the In Reel Deep Podcast.

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