Will Ferrell forces his kids to watch “Elf” every Christmas, because he knows how to spread holiday cheer

We all have holiday traditions, and Will Ferrell’s is pretty darn amazing. He’s a married father of three who loves to celebrate the holidays with his family. By “celebrate the holidays,” of course, he means forcing his sons to watch the same film 10 times in a row before presents are introduced into the mix. And not just any film: Will Ferrell forces his kids to watch Elf.

Ferrell joked that he makes his children watch Elf on a loop, and what better way to spread holiday cheer!

"It's always chaotic," Ferrell said of what the holidays are like in his home, in an interview with E! News. "There's a lot of screaming and yelling and complaining as to when they get to open their presents... I think they each get way too many presents each. We have three boys. And [the presents] are opened in 12 minutes."

The natural solution for the Ferrell family?

Slow down the holiday celebrations by encouraging the kids to marathon Elf, a delightfully weird Christmas movie in which Ferrell plays a man raised as an elf (who wears all the yellow tights) going through a bit of an identity crisis.

"I force them to watch Elf 10 times, 10 straight times," Ferrell deadpanned. "It's a marathon, and then you get to open a present after."

And once again, celebrities prove that they’re just like us. Because who among us hasn’t firmly requested their family watch Elf on a loop until it’s time for dinner?

Now, Will Ferrell does appear to have been joking about all this. And sure he was. We totally are too…

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