For me Elf represents the height of the Will Ferrell obsession we briefly has in movies. Whenever a comedian becomes too big he or she will soon appear in just too many movies. Elf was one of those movies in my opinion. Ferrell takes over this movie and it doesn't help make it any more fun or funny. At first I thought I was the only one in this but over the years I see less calls to make this one a classic and more to leave it on cable TV once a year.