Elf Jr. Production Team Interview with Company Manager, Rachel Moore!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?

A: We would find the world's best cup of coffee, because that's honestly the dream.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie and why?

A: For a fun movie that never gets old, my favorites are probably Home Alone 2: Lost in New York or Elf. The movie that has a special place in my heart is Olive the Other Reindeer because its magical. Who wouldn't want to watch a movie about a dog who saves Christmas?

Q: What is your favorite holiday memory?

A: One of my favorite holiday memories would probably be helping my grandparents put up their Christmas decorations every year. When I was in high school, my grandpa was in the hospital out of state during the weeks leading up to Christmas, and they weren't going to get home until just before the 25th. I knew that coming home to an empty house would be sad, so the night before they got home I decorated their entire house for them as a surprise, and I have gotten to help them decorate every year since then. I may sometimes groan at the work—my grandma has a snowman collection that's likely unmatched by anyone—but seeing how happy it makes them will always make it worth it.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Steve Williams!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: If I could spend a whole day with Buddy the Elf, I would have the time of my life! We would eat candy canes and chocolate. We would sing Christmas songs and play in the snow all day long! Best day ever!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: My favorite Christmas Movie is Santa Clause. It is a wonderful movie starring Tim Allen and how he becomes Santa Claus. I watch this every holiday season and I watch it like I have never watched before. I love this movie so much and I can't wait to watch it this holiday season!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: My favorite holiday memory is me waking up in the middle of the night and being excited to open up my presents. I would wake up my parents, my grandmother, and my uncles so we could all open up our presents together. Afterwards, we have a Christmas lunch, laugh and have a good time celebrating Christmas together!

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Jonathan Weston!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would love to spend the day exploring the North Pole with Buddy the Elf.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: It would have to be Elf, because we watch it every year while we decorate our family Christmas tree and drink hot chocolate.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: One of my favorite holiday memories is when my entire extended family was watching the movie Elf at my grandparent's house on Christmas Eve. Everyone was laughing a lot and quoting the movie out loud together and it was a really fun night.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Oakley Weddle!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would make gingerbread houses with him, go jump on mattresses at the nearest Macy's, find Santa of course, eat spaghetti with chocolate chips, pop-tarts and maple syrup mixed in and of course spread Christmas cheer for ALL to hear.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: I would have to say ELF or Polar Express. Elf, because it's always been a family classic at Christmas time. We usually watch it on Christmas Eve and laugh ourselves silly at Buddy with his hilarious antics and the characters journey from bitterness to joyfulness. And Polar Express, because it reminds me of that childhood wonder that I had once. Waking up early in the morning, peeking down the stairs just exploding in my shoes!! It's a very bittersweet movie in how it portrays growing up and forgetting. But if we look deep inside us, we all can still hear the bell of Christmas. 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?

A: I'd have to say this last Christmas. You see, at my church, there is an exceptional service each year on Christmas Eve. For as long as I could remember, my grandfather would sing one of his favorite songs, "Sweet Little Jesus Boy." every year. So many years after he passed, I had the privilege to continue the legacy and sing that song this past Christmas Eve. It was an extraordinary moment for me and cathartic to feel so connected with my grandfather again. He loved to sing, and that was a driving connection with the two of us. When I was singing, it felt as if he was singing with or through me. It was such a simple moment, but yet so profound to me. The rest of the night I spent with my family, and that joy overflowed into the next day. Christmas is about being with the ones you love and reflecting on who you have in your life. And boy am I thankful for them! 

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Rocky Turnage!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: Buddy and I would decorate for Christmas, shop for presents, and eat way too much food. And most importantly, we’d write our letters to Santa!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

A:  A Christmas Story is without a doubt a personal favorite. I’ve watched it with my family every year on Christmas day for as long as I can remember.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?  

A: Let me set the scene. The Christmas of 2009, and I’m six years old. My brother and I had begged for a cute puppy for over a month. My mom repeatedly said no to the idea of having a dog, but on the morning of December 25th we hear a knock on the door. It’s my aunt with a puppy in her arms! We got to keep him, and my brother decided to name him “Gator.” It was a great Christmas.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Evie Turley!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would have amazing snowball fights!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

A:  My favorite Holiday movie is A Christmas Story.  It is really funny and it is a family tradition to watch it every year on Christmas Eve.  It wouldn't feel like Christmas without it.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: My favorite holiday memory is making Christmas cookies with my grandma and eating frosting until I get sick.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Lucy Sullivan!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: Um duh! I would go and eat pasta with syrup with him! 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: I don't have a favorite!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: Um well one time my friend who has cancer visited for Christmas and I gave her candy, but she could not have any, so her sister said " I will have it " then my friend grabbed it away from her.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Dylan Stevenson!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would sing Christmas carols with him in the morning and at night we would drink hot chocolate with my family next to a fire. 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: My favorite Christmas movie would be the Grinch because I love the ending when he loves Christmas.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?

A: My favorite holiday memory was when my family and I spent the whole Christmas day at my aunt’s house. Her house is so beautiful and it was very nice to see it in snow. We returned home with stories we told next to an open flame. Making hot chocolate and having fun

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Sara Smith!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: We would make cookies and have a Christmas movie marathon.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: Home Alone because it always makes me laugh and it brings back amazing memories.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: Sitting with my family at my grandma's house and opening presents and watching Christmas movies.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Jocelyn Schulte!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?

A:  I would spend the day with Buddy in Macy’s including running around the revolving doors and riding the escalators. 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: Other than Elf, I love A Christmas Story. We always watch it together as a family, and no matter how many times we watch it, we always laugh. 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?  

A: I love spending Christmas with my extended family, but my favorite memory was being in Times Square for the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. 

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with John Schuessler!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?

A:  We would start by watching Christmas specials, including the movie "Elf."  I'd try souvlaki with him for the first time. I'd be sure to show him my Christmas music playlist on my Alexa. Then we'd write 1,000 Christmas cards and letters to Santa (he has that direct line to the North Pole). We would finish off the day by introducing him to the gracious cast and crew of "Elf: the Musical Jr." at Stage Door!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: Phineas and Ferb "Christmas Vacation" because it is the best Christmas special I've ever watched. "Got that Christmas feeling. I take it everywhere I go." 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?

A: On the morning of Christmas Eve 2015 when I got my dog Muddy. I didn't pick him; he picked me!

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Vivie Myrick

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: Any Christmas filled day with Buddy would be a fun one. He is so happy and fun no matter what he is doing.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: I love the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas because it reminds me of family. My family and I always watch it together.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?   

A: Christmas is my favorite holiday of all time. It is one that is packed full of family and fun. I can’t wait to start putting up decorations.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Kelsey Moultrie!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?

A: We’d make angels in the snow, have a snowball fight, decorate a gingerbread man, make a snow man, go gift shopping, ice skate, decorate a tree and the house, and make a sugar filled dinner for the family!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: My favorite Christmas movie would have to be Miracle on 34th Street. It just highlights the magic of Christmas and stresses the importance of love and kindness.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: Every Christmas, my dad’s side of the family joins us in making Christmas foods and wrapping presents.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Lauren Moerbe!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: If I could spend one day with Buddy the Elf, I would start off the day with a well balanced breakfast of spaghetti and maple syrup. Then we would go Christmas shopping. After Christmas shopping, we would go Christmas Caroling. And to end the day....I would help Buddy decorate Macy’s all night.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: My favorite Christmas movie, believe it or not, is Elf. I first watched it about 4 years ago and it has been my favorite Christmas movie ever since!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?   

A: My favorite holiday memory is drinking hot chocolate, listening to Christmas Music, and going to look at Christmas lights with my family.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Ryan Mesler!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would decorate my house the best that it has ever been.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: My favorite Christmas movie is Rudolph because it was the first I ever watched and I love the story so much.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?

A: My favorite holiday memory would have to be waking up one morning abnormally early, only to discover that everyone else had been up for a while waiting on me to open presents.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Lena McMillin!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: If I could spend one day with Buddy, I would ask him to help decorate my house for Christmas and to take me ice-skating .

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

A:  My all-time favorite Christmas movie is "A Year Without A Santa Claus" because I love the songs and I have been watching the movie since I was very young and it is one of those movies that you can watch with both little kids and adults.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?   

A: For Christmas, we go to my grandmother's house in Birmingham, where my cousins also live. On Christmas Eve, we make lasagna and sausage, the adults eat in the dining room and the kids eat in the kitchen. My aunt, my uncle, and my two cousins all spend the night, so the parents sleep in my room and the kids all bunk together. In the morning, we wake up between 5 and 6 so we sneak downstairs to our basement playroom before we get to open presents at eight.

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Molly McFarland!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would take him Disney World at Christmas time. Buddy describes Christmas Town as the happiest place on earth, but I think Disney World is a close second! Also, he’s always been in cold weather, so I would want to show him warm weather.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?

A:  My favorite Christmas movie would have to be a tie between Nightmare Before Christmas and Elf. Those movies really bring back a lot of good memories from my childhood!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A: One memory that I will always hold close to my heart is that every Christmas Eve, we go to mass and then to my grandparent’s house. When we were younger, we would write letters to Santa and we each got to open a present. I will always cherish that memory!

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Marianna Luce!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I guess that the appropriate answer would be, “first we’ll make snow angels for 2 hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of toll house cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” But I think that I would go Christmas tree shopping with Buddy. I love getting real trees each year, and I think that Buddy would have the perfect experience for choosing the right tree.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. It is about a pair of retired veterans who decide to pursue a singing/acting career. One day, they meet two sisters who also sing and dance. They fall in love and decide to go on a Christmas vacation. I love this movie because it has great music, and it is hilarious! I would definitely recommend watching this laugh-out-loud Christmas movie!

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?  

A: I have tons of heart warming holiday memories. I am very close to my family, and all of my grandparents live close by. But if I had to pick a favorite memory, I would say that my favorite Christmas memory is the Christmas musical that we put on with our cousins. I write the script and music, and my cousins work on costumes and choreography. When it is all said and done, we perform the play in front of grandparents and aunts and uncles. It is definitely not broadway worthy, but we try our best and always have a blast!

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Olivia Kaiser!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I would go get candy, shopping and go see Santa. I would love to learn how to make toys and go to the work shop. 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!  It’s my favorite because it teaches a good lesson about always giving and have a big heart! It also teaches to be kind to others who might be different. 

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?

A: Last year for Christmas, Santa asked my mom if I could do a scavenger hunt for something really big.  And it was...A TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT.  Boy it was fun! (P.S. I already went to the concert and it was so much fun. It was the BEST night ever!)

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Elf Jr. Cast Interview with Aliyah Jones!

Q: If you could spend one Christmas filled day with Buddy the Elf what would you do?  

A: I will teach him how to make toys and tell him practice makes permanently perfect.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?  

A: I’ve always like the Grinch because I know at the end of the movie it will all become happy again.

Q: What is your all time favorite Christmas/Holiday memory? 

A:  When I spent the day with my mom and dad together.

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