One community is getting into the holiday spirit in an unconventional way.
Grayson firefighters saw a video of a fireman in New York, dressed as Buddy the Elf, starting pillow fights with random people.
They said it looked like too much fun not to try themselves.
When people see the Clark Griswold car approaching blaring music from the National Lampoon Vacation films, it's only a harbinger of the surreal Christmas experience that's about to literally strike them.
Wednesday night, firefighters drove around town, stopping at gas station and grocery store parking lots, where Lt. Travis McHenry, a Will Ferrell doppelganger clad as Buddy the Elf, challenged unsuspecting victims to pillow duels.
"You have a 6-foot tall Buddy the Elf jump out and throw pillows at adults or kids or whoever, it really puts a smile on their faces," said Assistant Chief Kyle Morgan.
This is the second year the fire department has done this.