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19 Reasons Why "Elf" Will Always Be Your Favorite Christmas Movie

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

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1. It's ever so positive.

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No cynicism here. Just pure Christmas magic.

2. Buddy's songs are masterpieces.

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And endlessly quotable!

3. This was pretty much the funniest line ever and you're still not sure why.

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4. You still scream this every time someone says that Santa is coming to town.

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5. But you also know exactly what false Santas smell like.

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6. And you'll say this to pretty much anyone who tries to play you.

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7. Buddy did the thing that all of us have always wanted to do.

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8. You think of this scene every time you see a sign claiming the "world's best" anything.

And you resist the urge to run in and scream praise at them.
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And you resist the urge to run in and scream praise at them.

9. It's actually, like, pretty romantic?

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10. It taught us all the real four major food groups.

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11. And it taught us the best phone etiquette.

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12. And escalator technique.

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13. It had a blonde Zooey Deschanel with no bangs, which is like an entirely different person.

14. It was the first time we realized that Zooey Deschanel could SING.

15. It also featured a pre–Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, who practically stole the movie.

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16. Every time you watch, you wonder how gross this scene was for Will Ferrell.

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17. You fully identify with this fear.

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18. And this reaction to tasting something gross.

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19. And of course, it taught us the most important Christmas lesson there is.

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