'Tis the season for giving back, spreading cheer and, of course, dressing like Buddy the Elf.

Phoenix Suns strength and conditioning coach Mike Elliott joined several other assistants by wearing an ugly sweater for the Suns' matchup with the Mavericks on Tuesday. Except Elliott's look was a little different from his colleagues.

Elliott was paying homage to one of the most popular Christmas movies of recent years, Elf. For comparison, here's Will Ferrell's character from the 2003 movie:

Perhaps spurred on by Elliott's outfit, Phoenix topped Dallas, 124-115.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Sports Style

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