Buddy the Elf may have taught us “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”—but we’re pretty sure we’ve found a way to top that: life-size Buddy the Elf inflatables, just in time for holiday decorating. 

I mean, can you imagine anything more cheer-inducing than pulling into your driveway and being greeted by a 6-ft, lighted replica of everyone’s favorite elf? Your yard will be the envy of the neighborhood!

Our favorite version of the self-inflating decoration is available on Amazon (with free shipping!) for $59.99, a small price to pay for the weeks of joy it’s bound to create. 

One reviewer wrote, “Love it! People slow down in front of our house and yell, ‘It’s Buddy!'” 

And I’m sure if Buddy could answer back (sadly, the inflatable doesn’t talk) he’d have a word of wisdom for us all—don’t be a South Pole elf, friends. Embrace the fun this Christmas and enjoy all the smiles (they’re my favorite). 

Carolyn Moore

Carolyn traded a career in local TV news for a gig as a stay-at-home mom, where the days are just as busy and the pay is only slightly worse. She lives in flyover country with her husband and four young kids, and occasionally writes about raising them at Assignment Mom