Answer the phone like Buddy the Elf

Peyton Duplechien • 16 Dec 2019 • 2 min read

“Buddy, the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” This scene from the 2003 Christmas movie “Elf,” when Buddy answers his father’s phone at work, has inspired this holiday, which has been celebrated since 2008. If you’re not familiar with this cult classic Christmas movie, it’s about a baby who crawls into Santa’s sack when he’s delivering toys to an orphanage. He’s then raised as an elf at the North Pole, but learns he has a human father in New York City. Buddy travels to New York to reconnect with his father, spreading Christmas cheer along the way.

How to celebrate the holiday

Answer the phone by saying, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” Do this at work, at home, anywhere! To truly honor the scene, you should answer someone else’s phone using that phrase. Here at VoiceNation’s call center, that’s how we’ll be answering the phones all day. Just kidding! While we love fun, as an answering service, we are dedicated to professionalism when answering your calls. So what do we do?

VoiceNation live answering service

We do so much! We are America’s #1 24/7 365 live answering service. At the most basic level, businesses forward their calls to our operators who answer and take messages. The messages are sent back to the business. But we can do so much more!

Custom scripting

Our software allows you to customize your greetings and the information you’d like our operators to collect from you callers.

Call forwarding

Whether it’s forwarding the call to you, your voicemail or one of your employees, we can do it.

Order processing

We can help your customers with online orders when they need a little help.

Appointment scheduling

If a caller needs to book an appointment, we’ve got you covered!

24/7 service

We never close! Not only are we open around the clock, but we’re open during the weekends and holidays, too.
We also have great tools for you to get the most out of your answering service

Online dashboard

Our dashboard allows your to check your messages, track your minutes, make tweaks to your account and generate valuable reports and analytics about your calls!

Mobile app

Our mobile app is the power of our dashboard in the palm of your hand. You can also return calls using your VoiceNation number through the app, which keeps your personal number private!

Give live answering a try

If you’re ready to start having every call that comes into your business answered by a friendly (but not overly, Buddy the Elf friendly!) and knowledgeable operator – for a fraction of the cost – then give us a call at 877.679.3777. Still not sure? Check out our free, seven-day trial.