I think I might appreciate now that I'm a little older, but at the time it was unwelcome stupidity. I thought Elf was terrible when I originally saw it in theaters but my opinion on it has softened quite a bit.
You know what silly Christmas movie I really liked? Jingle All the Way.
I don't like Will Ferral because he is obnoxious, a man child some would say... the difference between him and Adam Sandler is that Sandler manages to make it work more for himself. Don't get me wrong, can't stand him either.
I'm the same way, I can't hardly stand him in most things because he yells all the time and it doesn't particularly make things funnier. Stranger than Fiction was enjoyable and yell-free. He's not really in Zoolander that much either, and his character is more absurd than immature.
I can't stand Ben Stiller either (or his father), these three comedians (I can't even call them that without laughing) are the most annoying in my book. I enjoy blue collar comedy the most, especially from comedians like Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall.