25 Elf Movie Trivia Questions

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a viewing of the classic Christmas comedy, “Elf.” 

Starring the hilarious Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, this movie has become a holiday favorite for many. To test your knowledge and add some festive fun to your day, here are some Elf movie trivia questions. 

Challenge your friends and family to see who knows Buddy’s adventures in New York City the best!

Elf Movie Trivia Questions

  1. What is the name of the baby who crawls into Santa’s sack in the orphanage?

  2. In the movie, what specific phrase does Buddy use to answer the phone at his father’s company?

  3. Who is the author of the children’s book that Buddy’s father’s company is missing the last two pages of?

  4. What is the name of the department store where Buddy gets a job in the Christmas section?

  5. What is the name of the manager at the department store’s Christmas section, whom Buddy mistakenly assumes is an elf?

  6. What type of animal attacks Buddy as he travels through the Candy Cane forest on his journey to New York?

  7. What does Buddy put on his spaghetti to make it more palatable to his elfin tastes?

  8. In the film’s climax, what is the name of the engine part that falls off Santa’s sleigh, causing it to crash in Central Park?

  9. What classic television Christmas special makes a cameo appearance in the movie?

  10. Who directed “Elf”?

  11. Before deciding on the name “Buddy,” what other names does Buddy suggest for himself when talking to his father?

  12. What does Buddy make for his father and his family overnight as a surprise?

  13. What is the main reason Buddy decides to leave the North Pole?

  14. What is the first rule in the Code of Elves?

  15. Who plays Buddy’s biological father, Walter Hobbs?

  16. What song do Jovie and the crowd sing to help raise the Christmas spirit, ultimately powering Santa’s sleigh?

  17. What famous bridge does Buddy pass when he enters Manhattan?

  18. What gift does Buddy give to his stepmother for Christmas?

  19. How does Buddy describe the fake Santa at Gimbels?

  20. What kind of animal buddies up with Buddy during his journey from the North Pole to New York?

  21. What is the name of the coffee shop that claims to have the “World’s Best Cup of Coffee”?

  22. Who is the famous children’s author that Buddy’s father mistakes him for during their first meeting?

  23. How does Buddy get to New York City from the North Pole?

  24. What does Buddy say humans need to do to spread Christmas cheer?

  25. What is the color of the elf costume that Buddy wears throughout most of the movie?


  1. The baby’s name is William, but he is later nicknamed “Buddy.”

  2. Buddy answers the phone with the phrase, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

  3. The author of the missing children’s book pages is Miles Finch.

  4. Buddy gets a job at Gimbels, a department store.

  5. The name of the manager is Wanda, but Buddy calls him by the mistaken name of an elf.

  6. A raccoon attacks Buddy as he travels through the Candy Cane forest.

  7. Buddy puts maple syrup on his spaghetti.

  8. The engine part that falls off Santa’s sleigh is the “Kringle 3000” jet turbine.

  9. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” makes a cameo appearance.

  10. Jon Favreau directed “Elf.”

  11. Buddy suggests the names “Sam” and “Chad” before settling on “Buddy.”

  12. Buddy decorates the entire apartment with elaborate Christmas decorations.

  13. Buddy leaves because he overhears that he is a human, not an elf.

  14. The first rule in the Code of Elves is “Treat every day like Christmas.”

  15. James Caan plays Walter Hobbs.

  16. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is the song sung to power Santa’s sleigh.

  17. Buddy passes the George Washington Bridge when he enters Manhattan.

  18. Buddy gives his stepmother a snow globe.

  19. Buddy describes the fake Santa as smelling “like beef and cheese.”

  20. A narwhal buddies up with Buddy, wishing him farewell.

  21. The coffee shop is called “World’s Best Cup of Coffee.”

  22. Buddy’s father mistakes him for Miles Finch, though this is also the name of the actual author they meet later.

  23. Buddy travels to New York City through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and then walks through the Lincoln Tunnel.

  24. Buddy says, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

  25. The elf costume that Buddy wears is primarily green.
Elf Trivia Questions

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