Monday, win, 8pm, G (2003)
“I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favourite,” chimes the wideeyed, sublimely hilarious, instantly endearing Will Ferrell (pictured) in this joyous Christmas treat. He plays a supposed “elf” (in reality he is a human orphan raised as one of Santa’s helpers) who jets off to New York to seek out his biological dad (James Caan). There, the awkward, ungainly proportioned elf finds employment at a department store, where he befriends a sweet co-worker (Zooey Deschanel). Wonderfully directed by Jon Favreau
(Iron Man), this little charmer proves good things come in small packages.