It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on NBC! The network will be airing the animated TV special, “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas,” just in time for the holiday season. The stop-motion movie, based on the 2003 Christmas comedy “Elf,” and the subsequent musical scored by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, will air Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. EST.
It was confirmed in October that Jim Parsons, star of the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” would be bringing Buddy the Elf to life. And according to Variety, the voice actor did just that throughout the 60-minute whimsical, holiday special.
“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” will tell the festive tale of a holiday-loving human, who was accidentally taken to the North Pole as a child and raised by elves. The story follows his attempt to track down his biological father (Mark Hamill) in the bustling city of New York. The heart-warming story will be narrated by Santa Claus, which will be voiced by Ed Asner from “Up.”
In addition to reuniting with his long-lost dad, Buddy will strive to bring Christmas cheer to the cynical Big Apple with music. According to reports, three of the nine songs set to be sung by Parson, all of which were included in the Broadway musical adaptation, include “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”
The holiday special will also feature a slew of other familiar voices throughout the NBC musical, including Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.
“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Mark Caballro and Seamus Walsh.
Will you be tuning in Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. EST to watch “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas”? Sound off in the comments section below if you’ll be getting into the holiday spirit!