Evelyn Louise Freeman, Elf to her friends, was at a crossroads. Her parents were recently deceased and Elf had fulfilled neither of their desires. Her mother had wanted her to find a husband and her father envisioned her as a career woman. With the holidays approaching, Elf journeys to Washington DC, hoping that a new environment will be what she needs to make it all right. A dashing Frenchman turns her life around and the holiday takes on a new meaning when there is an Elf at Play.