Jim Parsons to Star in ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’

Jim Parsons stars in Elf Buddy's Musical Christmas
Jim Parsons (Photo by Richard Chavez)

Jim Parsons will be channeling his inner elf for the NBC animated special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. Parsons will be lending his voice to play Buddy in the stop-motion hour-long holiday special airing on December 16, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT.

The holiday show is based on the hit film Elf which starred Will Ferrell, as well as on the Broadway musical. In addition to Parsons, the voice cast includes Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.

The Plot:

The special is an all-new retelling of Buddy’s delightfully absurd yet heartwarming story and blends the look and feel of the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the past with the sharp sensibility of the modern-day classic holiday film.

Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of Christmas.

-By Rebecca Murray

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