Not in a holiday mood yet? Don't be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.

Sure you could look for "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV or online, or find some little-known Christmas movie to try to jump-start your seasonal spirit. Or you could look to the wisdom of Buddy the Elf.

To get you feeling festive, we offer some truly uplifting Christmas nuggets, courtesy of the relatively recently holiday movie classic, "Elf."

"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."

"You sit on a throne of lies!"

Buddy the Elf eating candy on spaghettiBuddy likes a little spaghetti with his sugar. (Photo: Warner Bros.)
"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."

"I am a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!"

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

"I planned out our whole day: First, we'll make snow angels for two hours, and then we'll go ice skating, and then we'll eat a whole roll of Toll-House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we'll snuggle."

"I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR."

"I just like to smile; smiling's my favorite."

"Son of a nutcracker!"

"You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card."

"You did it! Congratulations! World's best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It's great to be here."

Buddy the Elf attacked by a raccoonBuddy's raccoon encounter certainly didn't want a hug. (Photo: Warner Bros.)
"Does somebody need a hug?"

"You stink. You smell like beef and cheese! You don't smell like Santa."

"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."

"Have you seen these toilets? They're ginormous!"

"This place reminds me of Santa's workshop…except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me."

"I'm in a store and I'm singing!"

Mary Jo DiLonardo Mary Jo writes about everything from health to parenting — and anything that helps explain why her dog does what he does.