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10 Reasons to be More Like Buddy the Elf

Buddy the Elf, what a guy! If the world had more Buddy’s in it, it would be a much better and entertaining place. So how can we be more like him?

1. He loves Christmas and all its magic

Buddy (being an elf and all) is all about Christmas, there’s no time more magical. A festive season when you can eat chocolate for breakfast every morning (or in Buddy’s case syrup laden spaghetti with a sprinkling of Smarties).

2. He has a great vocabulary

You can always rely on Buddy to come out with a brilliant word or phrase. Cotton headed ninny muggings is pretty hard to beat.

3. He gives a lot of compliments 

“I think you’re really beautiful and I feel really warm when I’m around you and my tongue swells up”


Everyone loves a compliment, and Buddy is never  short of one. It’s such a simple thing to do, and just like Debs it can make someone’s day. Go on give someone one today (a compliment you filthy minded people).

4. He’s a bit naive and innocent 

“You did it! Congratulations! ‘World’s Best Cup of Coffee.’ Great job, everybody. It’s great to meet you”

Whilst being completely naive and innocent isn’t always the best way to be, Buddy sees most things in a very positive and literal way. Something we could all do from time to time (unless your names Joey Essex then you already do).

5. He loves to sing (even if he is a bit off-key at times)

One lesson Buddy has taught us is that the best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. Go on get your sing on even if it takes a few Proseccos and sherries to get you going.

6. He’s not afraid of hard work

He might have only managed to build 85 Etch-A-Sketchers, but it’s 85 more than you or I could build. He’s a dab hand at making toys, even if he does wreck his fathers wooden desk in the process.

7. He’s easily impressed

“Have you seen these toilets? They’re GINORMOUS!”

Whilst the man in the Empire State buildings lift probably wasn’t impressed with having to stop at 102 floors, Buddy saw the beauty in the pretty lights. Every time you use a lift now, you’ll probably have the urge to do the same.

“It looks like a Christmas tree”

He also got excited about the fact he’d seen a dog.

“So, good news – I saw a dog today. Have you seen a dog?”

Sometimes we’re so busy looking at the bigger picture we miss the small things that really matter. We should probably be impressed with the simpler things just like Buddy.

8. He doesn’t take life too seriously

Whether it’s spinning around in a rotating door until you vom, or busting out your best dancing moves to Jump Around in a dingy post room, letting your hair down at times is just the right medicine. *Please Note* Drinking ‘syrup’ and dancing on tables during work hours may cause you to lose your job.

9. He has impeccable telephone answering skills


He answers the phone in a very clear and positive tone, taking interest in the caller, and all done with a smile.  Something a lot of customer services advisors could do with putting into practice.

10. He just loves to smile

There’s nothing more infectious and welcoming than a smile, and Buddy has got it down to a tea. Although remember there’s a fine line between looking generally friendly or a complete lunatic.

Buddy the Elf is the balls and no Christmas is complete without him.

Merry Christmas, and don’t forget…

Gem x

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That used to be me…

That used to be me sat wide eyed watching The Snowman in amazement,

That used to be me leaving a carrot for Rudolph, and a mince pie for Santa Claus,

That used to be me excitedly listening to my Dad read The Night Before Christmas

That used to be me peering out of the window for a hopeful glance of the big jolly fellow his sleigh, and reindeer’s

That used to be me waking up at a ridiculous time in the morning to see if he’d been, and running into my parents bedroom to wake them

That used to be me busting through the living room door in excitement discovering ‘he’d been’ and left us lots of gifts

That used to be me in my element playing with all the new found toys and gifts

That used to be me devouring and enjoying every mouthful of my mums beautiful Christmas dinner

That used to be me watching all the Christmas TV cuddled up happily on the sofa with my family

That used to be me, so tired and exhausted at the end of our Christmas adventure filled with magic

That used to be me, but now I’m the parent watching The Snowman with my wide eyed children

Eating the mince pie and drinking the sherry (perks of the job), this is me now

Reading The Night Before Christmas in as hopefully exciting way as my Dad did, this is me now

Trying to be as careful as possible not to be heard or spotted with presents in hand by my little people, this is me now

Been woken up at a ridiculous time in the morning by two very excited and eager little children (just another hour please), this is me now

Busting into the living room just as excitedly as the children so I can see their faces light up at the thought Santa has been and left lots of gifts, this is me now

Tidying up the mountain of ripped wrapping paper and boxes piling up, this is me now

Cooking the Christmas dinner and trying desperately not to burn or set fire to anything, this is me now

Cuddling up on the sofa with my boys and watching the Christmas TV, this is me now

So tired and exhausted at the end of our busy but magical Christmas, this is me now and I wouldn’t change it for the world.Untitled