|PERFORMER||Ben Stiller voice|
|Matt Vogel puppeteer|
In the tradition of Rankin/Bass Christmas specials and their use of celebrity narrators, Stiller the Elf is a caricature of (and named after) voice actor Ben Stiller. His outfit recalls that of Buddy the Elf from the film Elf.
In the 2008 storybook adaptation of the special, Stiller's role is filled by a generic elf character referred to as "Mr. Elf."