Professor Evan Farnsworth (Jason Gedrick, center) is an eccentric teacher hiding a painful past as he stays on campus over the holidays to help his most troubled students, Drew (Richard Harmon, left), Juliet (Emmalyn Estrada, seated) and Albert (Amitai Marmorstein, right) discover their deepest Christmas wishes. Photo: Copyright 2012 Crown Media Holdings, Inc./Photographer Eike Schroter
Elf (2003). I'll admit it. I just never got Will Ferrell until I saw elf. He's childish, but in the best way possible. When holiday stress starts to edge out the good stuff, I pop this dvd into the player and get the joy of the season back again.