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Hollywood legend Ed Asner talks 15th anniversary of Christmas film 'Elf'


Updated December 16, 2018 02:00 PM EST

Editor's note: This article originally published Dec. 6.

LOS ANGELES (CIRCA) -- Christmas season is here and that means it's finally time to watch popular holiday movies like "Elf." The film, which stars Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Actor Ed Asner, who is most notably known for his role as Lou Grant in hit series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" plays Santa in the film.

Asner celebrated his 89th birthday this year at the first annual 'A Night of Dreams' gala hosted by his foundation the Ed Asner Family Center. His foundation was launched in March to help families with autism, down syndrome, and other special needs.

The seven-time Emmy award winner released a book in 2017 titled "Grouchy Historian" where he gives his take on the current political climate.

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