Ever wonder how elves bested other diminutive creatures to become Santa's helpers? As this engaging and offbeat picture tells it, gnomes drink and trolls aren't toilet trained. Elves do like to talk, and Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) regales anyone who'll listen with the story of Buddy (Will Ferrell), an motherless human infant who accidentally crept into Santa's bag and wound up at the North Pole. Soft-hearted Santa (Edward Asner) lets Papa Elf raise the baby, but things get awkward as Buddy matures: He can't keep up with the toy-making pace and must hunch in the tiny elf buildings. Having accidentally discovered that he's really human, Buddy decides to visit New York City...