Hey, there’s a Swedish Christmas festival happening downtown on Saturday, would you and Kerry like to go? Well, yeah! That alone could be fun — pancakes, meatballs, Tomtes, crisp bread, Will Ferrell, Glögg — whoa whoa, wait. Will Ferrell? File this one under: Places You’d Least Likely Meet Movie Stars Named Will.
The star of Saturday Night Live and countless comedic film gems was there to crown the “Queen of Light”, St. Lucia. Of course. Apparently, Will’s Swedish wife has Boston roots as well. But still…
My favorite part of his little monologue, to a crowd of only a few hundred:
Thank you. It’s great to be here at the Swiss festival. I love Switzerland.
So, I took his picture with my phone, and he signed our Elf DVD (we did find out the day before that he’d be there, albeit it was so under-publicized that we didn’t believe it) and that was that.