The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear and NBC will be spreading lots of cheer on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The network is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hour-long animated special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. Based on the popular film Elf and the hit Broadway musical Elf: The Musical, the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Buddy.
The special is an all-new retelling of Buddy’s heartwarming story. Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of Christmas.
The voice cast also includes Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.
There are nine songs from the Broadway musical in the special, including “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”
Mark your calendar for Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas on NBC on Tuesday, Dec. 16.