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Will Ferrell has recently claimed that as a part of his family Christmas tradition, he makes his kids watch his very own Elf "on repeat" every single Christmas.

Bizarre, right? Well, read on to find out exactly why the actor does this every year, because it's not for the reasons you might expect...

Now, we all know and love the tale of Buddy the Elf.

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Released in theatres in 2003, Elf quickly became one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time.

Will Ferrell plays the role of the charismatic man-child, Buddy...

Who, as a baby, was accidentally transported to the North Pole.

Subsequently, he was raised alongside Santa's other elves...

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And grew up believing he was a real elf, despite his human-like size.

But, as he becomes an adult...

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Buddy just can't shift the feeling that he doesn't quite fit in with the other elves.

So he decides to track down his real family...

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Who just so happens to live in New York City - the most festive city in the world!

The movie then follows Buddy's journey from the North Pole to the Big Apple...

As he excitedly hunts down his real dad... All while dressed in his bright green elf suit, of course.

Buddy's happy-go-lucky attitude sticks out like a sore thumb in the big city...

And the confused elf gets himself into many hilarious encounters with disgruntled New Yorkers.

His biological family included!

Buddy manages to track down his real dad, who is married with a young son.

The man-sized elf is integrated into the family...

And the rest of the movie shows how Buddy distills the "Christmas Spirit" back into the scrooges of New York.

So, as you can imagine...

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The film is incredibly Christmassy.

It remains just as popular today as it did at the time of its release seventeen years ago...

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And it seems that the star of the movie, Will Ferrell, is still a huge fan!

Ferrell, who is now fifty-three-years-old and has a family of his own, has just spoken out about his own Christmas traditions...

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And fans simply love the fact it involves his iconic festive flick!

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Well, it turns out that Ferrell is actually a big fan of his movie...

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Because he makes his own kids watch it on repeat every single Christmas.

Yep, you heard that right!

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But while the majority of us watch the movie to spread some Christmas cheer, the actor does it for the complete opposite. Speaking to E! News as per LadBible, he said, "It's always chaotic. There's a lot of screaming and yelling and complaining as to when they get to open their presents... I think they each get way too many presents each."

He then explained:

"We have 3 boys. And [the presents] are opened in twelve minutes. [So] I force them to watch Elf 10 times, 10 straight times. It's a marathon, and then you get to open a present after."

We're kind of hoping he's joking as the thought of an Elf marathon is torturous...

But each family has their own unique Christmas traditions, and if it works for them... then so be it!

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