I was really stoked when I heard there would be a Buddy the Elf special on NBC this year. My joy turned to disbelief when I heard Will Ferrell wasn't playing "Buddy", like he did in the classic Christmas movie Elf. A favorite in our house. Jim Parsons, Sheldon from the "Big Bang Theory" is playing Buddy this time. Plus, it looks claymation or some kind of creepy animation.

"Luke Skywalker", Mark Hamill will be adding a voice. Click here to see that story.

The Elf movie had been floated around Hollywood for about 10 years before someone finally decided to make it. Here are 18 things you may not know about Elf.

Buddy's Musical Christmas airs tonight 8pm on NBC.

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