I've seen Will Ferrell in the movie Elf nearly a hundred times or more over the past 17 holiday seasons. Yep, hard to believe that Elf came out in 2003! But I never knew until just recently that Peter Billingsley who played Ralphie (you'll shoot your eye out!) in A Christmas Story was also in the movie Elf, as you'll see in the clip below. It's a recognizable scene for sure and he's not hidden, he is front and center. I just didn't realize that was Ralphie! Peter Billingsley is 49 years old now. He was 12 when he played 9-year-old Ralphie and 32 years old when he played the elf in charge of Etch-a-Sketch quotas.

Fun Fact: The role of Buddy the Elf was originally meant for Jim Carrey, but he ended up filming Bruce Almighty instead. That worked out well for everybody because both movies became comedy classics.

Here's Ralphie all grown up talking about the movie, A Christmas Story!


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