16 Reasons Buddy the Elf is Probably Mormon

By: Danny Rasmussen // You may have been shocked to learn that your favorite rock star (Brandon Flowers) or your favorite DJ (KASKADE) is Mormon. But what about your favorite Christmas elf?? ***We hope you’ll forgive us for the levity of this post. We couldn’t help ourselves.

1. He’s known for being happy.

I'm smiling

 A 2012 Gallup poll found that Mormons and Jews are the happiest religious groups in the United States.

2. He doesn’t know how to swear.

buddy swear

  No, really…

elf cotton headed

3. He LOVES sugar.

Sugar rush

See: The Mormon Dessert Party.

4. He’s not afraid to talk to strangers.


 I wonder where he served his mission? 

5. He’s exceptionally good at arts and crafts.

buddy the elf crafts

 Just search “mormon” on Pinterest or Etsy and see for yourself.

6. Like early Mormon pioneers, Buddy walked long distances through freezing conditions to find a place where he belonged.

7. He spreads cheer wherever he goes.

buddy the elf crosswalk

Hey, so do these guys!

smiling mormon missionaries

8. He loves singing.

9. He runs away from naked women to whom he’s not married.

buddy the elf girls

Nice to know that someone was paying attention during the Sunday School lesson about Joseph in Egypt fleeing from Potiphar’s wife.

10. He owns his weirdness.


 That’s what we Normons are all about!

11. He’s surprisingly good at basketball.

buddy the elf basketball

Jimmer, Jabari and the #1-ranked Lone Peak High School basketball team are proof.

12. He doesn’t always fit in.

buddy the elf desk

See: The Benefits of Having an Asterisk.

13. He wants everyone to be on the nice list.

nice list

Literally, everyone.

14. His charm inspired a musical.

elf the musical

 Elf: the Musical doesn’t have as many Tony awards as The Book of Mormon, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

15. He consistently goes out of his way to serve others.

buddy the elf i love you

Mormons have been found to be some of the most “pro-social” members of American society. We do our best to dedicate our time and talents to serving our families, our church members, and our communities.

16. People accuse him of being delusional but, as it turns out, he’s not.

buddy the elf santa

 And neither are we Mormons. ;)


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