Hoping for a Christmas miracle, Democrats in Georgia have turned to Buddy the Elf.
Will Ferrell and his former castmates will be getting the “Elf” band back together again for a live table reading of the movie that declared the four main food groups to be candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup.
These cast reunions have been a recipe for success for virtual fundraising in the spirit of elections past. This one – on the advent calendar for Dec. 13 – is intended to boost Christmas spirit for the Democratic Senate challengers, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, both involved in a critical runoff election.
Ferrell will be joined by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), along with Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, Amy Sedaris and Mary Steenburgen from the original cast. Also joining will be Jon Favreau of Pod Save America (not to be confused with the director of the same name who helmed the 2003 classic comedy). Andy Richter, John Lithgow, Ed Helms, Busy Phillips and Matt Walsh will also appear in the special livestream event.
Will Ferrell, who has been referred to as “a cotton-headed ninnymuggins,” is a longtime Democratic supporter.
“We need new leadership in the U.S. Senate, and I’m hoping that Buddy and the rest of the ‘Elf’ cast can play a small role in delivering that change,” said the man wearing the green tights.
This reunion comes on the eve of early voting in Georgia, which prompted the treasurer of the Democratic Party of Georgia to state, “The best way to spread holiday cheer will be voting loud for all to hear.”
The Georgia runoff election – a crucial battleground that will determine control of the U.S. Senate – has been buoyed by a “Veep” reunion as well as the upcoming “Elf” event. The election will be held on Jan. 5.