Dec. 18 is (International) Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day, an annual elf-inspired occasion that celebrates a "classic" Christmas movie, “Elf.” The 2003 film, which stars Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, James Caan, Zooey Deschannel and Mary Steenburgen, is a charming movie that tells the tale of lovable Buddy, an orphan who was raised as an Elf in the North Pole and travels to New York to meet his biological dad. But things do not go as smoothly as Buddy hopes.
Participation in the holiday is simple. Whether you work in or out of the home and regardless of your age, all you need to do is answer the phone, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” Easy peasy, eh? Sure, you may irritate the boss, confuse your significant other or ruin your chances for getting that big promotion, but it’s time to put a little levity into the holiday season and spread a little Christmas cheer, right?