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In the safe, cozy space of our new frigid reality, let’s get warm together, shall we? The 2003 holiday classic “Elf” is so, so funny. As Buddy, the full-size human raised in the North Pole by Santa and his tiny elves, Will Ferrell is boundless in his joy. He captures the innocence and optimism of youth with the erratic flair of a wacky man. It’s a little bit of “Big,” a…

Business

Imagine what would happen if Buddy the Elf worked at Perry's Ice Cream, and you'll get an idea of what the Akron company's latest limited-edition holiday ice cream flavor entails. Elf Trash is a white chocolate ice cream with red and green fudge candies, fudge-covered pretzels, fudge-covered peanuts and praline peanuts. But if chilling by the fire is more your holida…

Family

Jay Ruof is much too young to have seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” on the big screen when it was in theatrical release in 1946. But Ruof doesn’t have to wonder what it would be like to see George Bailey and Old Man Potter and Uncle Billy and Zuzu’s petals and that broken-down old building and loan the way they were meant to be seen. Ruof’s Hamburg Palace theater will show t…