Watch Will Ferrell shout about his favourite Christmas films to New Yorkers

Watch Will Ferrell shout about his favourite Christmas films to New Yorkers

Guys, I hope you've all got your trees up, your fourth batch of Christmas cookies in the oven and that you've sorted out which festive jumpers you'll be wearing on which days for the rest of the month. It's December, which means we're in the thick of the holiday season and that your Christmas Classics playlist on Spotify is only paused when you're watching Christmas movies.

And speaking of which, let's just talk about the best of the best: 2003's Elf. It's unquestionably the greatest Christmas film of all time and has cemented Will Ferrell as the King of Christmas. It's beloved by literally everyone on earth who celebrates this glorious, glorious time of year. (And if you're raising an eyebrow at any of this, you seriously need to reconsider everything that's important to you. I mean it, you grinch.)

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The film is a delightful mix of humour, romance and the purest, most genuine and undiluted of enthusiasm for the most wonderful time of the year. I mean, can you really argue with "The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to heard"? No, I didn't think so.

So, in the spirit of Christmas, it's time to look back and express our gratitude for the things that have made our lives that little bit better and brought us to where we are today. Obviously, everyone's already watched Elf this year, so aside from that, let's look back to two Christmases ago when Ferrell himself ran around the streets of New York with Billy Eichner screaming questions about Christmas films to unsuspecting randoms on the streets.

It's a hilariously chaotic video of the two men dressed in festive jumpsuits throwing themselves at pedestrians and trying to get them to answer questions about their favourite holiday flicks. Here it is, without further ado.

 

It never gets old.

Billy on the Street was sadly confirmed as having finished its run with TruTV in September. The show featured Eichner firing quiz show-type questions guerrilla style to people on the streets of New York, usually together with a celebrity guest. As well as Ferrel, other guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick.

The festive edition with Ferrell was one of the best, but I acknowledge the fact that I might be a little biased here. This one with Pratt is also pretty good, as you could imagine.

As is the one with Rogen.

Or, you know, you can just keep watching the Ferrell version over and over again. Merry Christmas, y'all.