‘Elf’ Cast Members Reunite And Raise $400,000 For Georgia Democrats

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Original cast members of the hit Christmas movie “Elf” reunited for a live script reading to raise money for Georgia Democrats ahead of the Senate run-off elections.

Will Ferrell reprised his role as Buddy the Elf and Zooey Deschanel played Jovie once again as the two treated viewers with a rendition of their song in the movie, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” during the fundraising event, according to the Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot:’ Snoop Dogg Raps In Effort To Get Voters Out For The DNC)


The pair were joined by some of their star-studded cast members including Bob Newhart who played Papa Elf, Edward Asner as Santa along with Amy Sedaris, Andy Richter and more.

The cast was also joined by other “special guests” who filled in for roles of others who were originally part of the 2003 Christmas movie, including John Lithgow, who took the part of James Caan’s role as Walter, Wanda Sykes, as manager of Gimbel’s department store along with Danny Woodburn, who played the role of children’s author Miles Finch originally played by Peter Dinklage. (RELATED: NBC To Show ‘Parks And Recreation’ Reunion To Raise Money For Coronavirus Relief)

The one hour and forty minute reading kept mainly to the script except for Ed Helms who told viewers that the climactic song at the end that changed everything in the movie, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” would be replaced by “Jingle Bells.”

“Apparently, we think that perhaps Republicans own the rights to that song because we got an unkind email when we asked for the rights to do it today” Helms shared, per the piece. “That’s what I heard anyway. Who knows?”

At the start of the fundraiser, a total of $325,000 had been raised and by the end the event had surpassed its goal with $402,966, with all proceeds earmarked for efforts to get Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock elected.

As previously reported, several other virtual reunions were held ahead of the election for the Democratic Party, including a reunion with the cast of HBO’s “Veep,” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The event reportedly raised more than $500,000 for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, according to the Hill.