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Who Doesn’t Love the Story of Buddy the Elf?

The movie “Elf” is arguably the most popular modern-day Christmas classic. The story of orphaned North Pole elf Buddy is both heartwarming and funny, enjoyable for all ages. 

My eight year old saw it for the first time last year and she still brings up her favorite scenes and quotes. Much to my dismay (and her dentist’s), she also shares the elves’ favorite food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup!

If you haven’t seen this holiday favorite starring Will Farrell and Zooey Deschanel, here’s what you missed: When Buddy realizes he is actually a human and not an elf, he decides to leave the North Pole for New York City to search for his birth father. 

The story is one of discovering self identity and the meaning of family, and Buddy’s hilarious antics as he adjusts to the human world translate perfectly into a musical. 

The story is relatable to both kids and adults, because who hasn’t experienced a time where they feel like they don’t fit in? Everyone can take a lesson from Buddy’s positivity and nonjudgmental view of his new scenery. His joy is contagious, and he looks at Christmas with pure wonder. Kids can also relate to Buddy’s love of sugar…..I wonder how they are going to handle all of that maple syrup on stage? 

“The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for all to Hear”

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is bringing Elf, The Musical to Grand Rapids with shows November 22-December 22. Recommended for ages ten and up, this enthusiastic comedy is the perfect way to bring Christmas cheer to your family. 

Starting November 22, show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday and Sundays. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through their website or in person at the box office.

If Smiling is your Favorite, Enter to WIN here!

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is graciously giving away one pack of four tickets to see Elf, The Musical to one winner.

 There are three ways to get entries in for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us your favorite scene from Elf, a Christmas movie, or show at the Civic.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)

3. Get a third entry by sharing this giveaway with friends. Leave a third and final comment below telling us how you shared.


This giveaway will close on November 14, 2019 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Elf the Musical Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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