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If you looked like Will Ferrell, would you ‘Elf’ yourself, too?

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Austin’s Buddy the Elf is Will Ferrell-lookalike John Muehlbauer. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

You probably aren’t having the same holiday trip to New York City that John Muehlbauer is: For the fourth year, Muehlbauer is putting his resemblance to Will Ferrell to use and dressing as Buddy the Elf to spread holiday cheer and raise money for a good cause, starting Sunday.

See our video, story and photos and find out how Muehlbauer became a tall man in tights on our premium website,