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Here's what happened when everyone on Twitter watched Elf together

Did you join the #elfalong?


After the broadcaster announced it had acquired exclusive rights to show Elf this Christmas season, Guardian journalist Stuart Heritage organised a mass Elf DVD view-along for 3pm on Sunday, December 8th. He encouraged everyone who was tuning in to tweet along with the hashtag,#elfalong.

According to Stuart, the idea was so popular that people organised Elf viewings in village halls, and director Jon Favreau even threw a couple of #elfalong tweets his way.

Here’s what happened when everyone settled down to watch.

Stuart Heritage dressed up like this:


Truths were shared:



Source: hilikus19

Young and old joined together to watch:


All together now: AWWWW. Though that baby is not best pleased.

People #elfalong-ed from across the world:


And this frightening fact was discovered:


Having searched for the cheese emoji many times to no avail, we feel your pain, Stuart.

UPDATE: RTÉ won’t be showing Elf this Christmas either>

A Definitive Ranking of Christmas Films from Worst to Best> 

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