It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since we first fell in love with Buddy the Elf and an instant Christmas classic was born. It’s even harder to believe how lame we were back in 2003.
Personally, I was in seventh grade, aka the peak of middle school awkwardness. I had braces, had yet to master a straightener, was wondering when I would have my first kiss, and was convinced I would probably play basketball in the WNBA someday. Good times…but not really at all.
From trends like fedoras and popped collars to pop culture moments like the infamous Madonna-Britney-Christina kiss at the VMAs, it’s safe to say 2003 was a strange year for all of us.
Luckily, Will Ferrell and Elf were the silver Christmasy lining to an overall fail of a year.
What were you doing in 2003? We have a pretty good guess.
Let the nostalgia trip begin.