Mark Hamill is Buddy’s Dad in ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’

Mark Hamill is Buddy’s Dad in ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’


Mark Hamill seems to be everywhere at once lately! Between reprising his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to his return as the Trickster on CW’s The Flash… and now in a new Christmas special set to air on NBC this week. It’s a good time to be a fan!

In Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, Hamill will be taking on the role of Walter, Buddy’s dad – a role originated by James Caan in 2003’s Elf. Other cast members in this stop-motion hourlong animated special include Jim Parsons as Buddy, alongside Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.

In the clip below, Buddy informs his dad that he’s on the Santa’s Naughty List:

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas airs Tuesday, December 16 at 8/7c on NBC.

For more information, and to see more clips from the special — including behind-the-scenes interviews — please visit

Video source: IGN | YouTube. Image belongs to NBC.

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