The Happy Elf

DVD Release: December 6, 2005
The Happy Elf
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Synopsis

Based on Grammy – winner Harry Connick, Jr.’s original song, THE HAPPY ELF will be sure to ring in the season with loads of holiday laughter. This delightful animated adventure is the storie of Eubie, one of Santa’s helpers, whose overly optimistic outlook is put to the test when he decides to bring Christmas joy to a sad little town called Bluesville. Will Eubie’s unbridled enthusiasm be too much for the town’s austere authority?

Dove Review

“The Happy Elf” is a computer animated movie narrated by Harry Connick Jr. The story is cute and the graphics are well done. The residents of Bluesville live where there is no sunshine and no Christmas and as a result, they are misbehaved, sad and mean. This all changes when The Happy Elf decides to pay a visit and get the kids to behave in order to be put on Santa’s “nice” list and therefore receive their first Christmas gifts.

There is a little bit of adult-type humor such as an elf getting hit below the belt with coal, but overall it is a clean, family-focused movie. The Bluesville children are pretty rotten at first, but end up finding the “Christmas spirit” and the town does a 180. It is a great Christmas story about the power of fun and kindness and keeping a childlike heart. “The Happy Elf” is easily approved by Dove for a night of family fun!

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Kids are fighting, throwing ornaments at each other; old lady hits a boy with her cane and the covers him with a garbage can; elf gets hit in the private parts with a piece of coal; another elf falls and lands straddling a pole.
Sex: A girl elf leans in to kiss a boy elf, and the girl elf eventually does kiss him on the cheek.
Language: None
Violence: Kids are fighting, throwing ornaments at each other; old lady hits a boy with her cane and the covers him with a garbage can; elf gets hit in the private parts with a piece of coal; another elf falls and lands straddling a pole.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director: John Rice
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 60 min.
Starring: Harry Connick, Jr., Carol Kane, Lewis
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor