ELF: Buddy’s Musical Christmas

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Teleplay by Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin, Aaron Horvath, and Michael Jelenic

Score and Music Direction by Matthew Sklar and Christopher Guardino

Directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation

2015 Primetime Emmy® Award Nomination for Outstanding Music Direction

Broadcast Dates

Premiere broadcast:
December 16, 2014 @ 8pm, NBC

Encore presentations:
December 25, 2014 @ 9pm, NBC
December 16, 2015 @ 8pm, NBC


Brian Lowry

“Using stop-motion animation to cleverly create the feel of a holiday-special throwback, 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas' turns out to be a whole lot of fun”

“The songs are great fun, and work particularly well juxtaposed with animation”

The Los Angeles Times

Robert Lloyd

“This puppetoon turn on the Will Ferrell contemporary holiday classic is both apt and welcome - all the more so for being so well done.”

The New York Daily News

David Hinckley

“Delightful animated hour... ☆☆☆☆ ”

“It positively rings with jingle bells and silver bells, and this is a case where several songs work even better with animated characters than they do with humans.”