Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day on December 18th encourages everyone to add some elf behavior to their day. 

Buddy the Elf was played by Will Farrell in the 2003 movie Elf. Answering the phone like Buddy the Elf not only surprises unsuspecting callers, but it brightens their day, too. As your day goes along, it will most certainly brighten yours! Who can resist a giggle or a smile when being elf-like. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay

Simply answer the phone and say “(Insert your Name) the Elf, what’s your favorite color.” As you answer, smile and spread some joy. It’s nearly impossible not to. Encourage others to do the same. If you call someone, don’t be surprised by the elf-like voice. 

Additional ways to celebrate as you answer the phone include dressing up. You can dress like an elf. Wear a Santa hat or an ugly sweater. Do you wear holiday socks? Be sure you deck yourself out. Hold a desk decorating competition or a fundraiser for a charity that day, too. Bake elf treats to share with co-workers. Let us know how your elfen phone calls go. 

Use #AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay to post on social media.


While National Day Calendar was unable to identify the creator of this National Day, we are certain he is a human raised by elves, and he has a very good sense of humor.