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The traditional christmas take-down of ‘Elf’ is here

Ah, Elf, the film that many think would be this generation’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’… which subtly forgets that this generation still has Bedford Falls, and that Channel 4 not showing ‘Elf’ two years in a row is not a national disaster. So it’s a delight to read Gary Bainbridge’s view on the film… It has the rigid journey of a sat nav and the emotional heft of a Steven Moffat Doctor Who episode. And that is because it is so relentlessly sweet, like the four food groups I mentioned earlier. Because a good Christmas film needs grit. You have to earn that

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