When it was released in 2003, Eleven looked like another crazy comedy from Will Ferrell. Despite that first impression, it has become one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time, thanks to the perfect balance of revelry and comedic absurdity.
Starz subscribers ($ 8.99 + per month after a seven-day free trial) can enjoy Buddy’s search for his biological father (played by an amusing cranky James Caan). The journey takes him from the North Pole, where he grew up, to the scary world of New York City.
Eleven is available for digital purchase ($ 9.99) or rental ($ 3.99) on Amazon. You can experience Zooey Deschanel’s charming performance as the jaded department store worker learning to appreciate Christmas while falling in love with Buddy.
You can buy ($ 9.99) or rent ($ 3.99) on iTunes Eleven and marvel at the genius of veteran actors, Bob Newhart and Ed Asner. Both bring decades of experience to their performances as Papa Elf and Santa Claus respectively. They turn the normally festive Christmas figures into delightfully gruff, fatherly presences.
Want to see Buddy’s gruesome favorite meal (spaghetti topped with Pop-Tarts, marshmallows, M & M’s, and both chocolate and maple syrup)? If so, you can buy ($ 9.99) or rent ($ 3.99) Eleven from the Google Play Store.
If you want to warm your heart with Buddy’s new dad, Walter, embracing his crazy son and saving his book publishing career, thanks to the power of Christmas, check it out Eleven on Vudu. It is available for purchase ($ 9.99) or rental ($ 3.99).
Eleven is also available for digital purchase ($ 9.99 +) or rental ($ 3.99) through AMC On Demand, FandangoNow, Microsoft, Redbox and YouTube. With all these choices, there’s no reason not to spend time with Buddy this holiday season.