Elf has an interesting premise: a human baby raised by North Pole elves and Santa Claus. The goofy twist to the story fits perfectly with Will Ferrell's acting style. He is just silly enough in a straight and earnest way to make you believe the whole rigamarole.
Every new development in the scenario gives the opportunity for more laughters, and the presentation of new aspects of the elf society.
The acting, editing, and special effects are simple and well crafted, nothing to detract from enjoying the spectacle.
It's a great recommendation if you're looking for Christmas related entertainment.