Q: Who do you play in the movie?
A: Ralph is the chief elf to Santa Claus. He is a permanent fixture in the Santa experience and is the guardian of it all. My character takes each Santa and works with them for 200 years and then they go to the next job. So I'm like the principal.
Q: What are your thoughts on Garth Brooks doing the music for this film?
A: I think that Garth Brooks is an American icon, and it's incredible to be working on a movie with him, Nigel Hawthorne and Whoopi Goldberg. I believe that I have landed my little elf butt in a classic.
Q: Do you think there is a relationship between everybody and Scrooge?
A: Definitely. I think everybody has a part of them that does not want to be happy and to take a truthful look at their life. But I think that's good because, when we do take a realistic look, it gives us an opportunity to see how good things really are in our lives.
Q: What do you think is the true meaning of Christmas?
A: I think Santa Claus is a part of it. He sets the tone and gives families the reason to gather. Every year we are reminded that we are one family. We can speak, love and toast to how lucky we are to have one another. I went away from Christmas for awhile, but, for the last couple of years, it's just been a wonderful time. The idea that we can all stop and almost legally have to be nice to each other is a good thing.