2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘David and the Elves’

David and the Elves Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

The David and the Elves soundtrack includes music by Bobby Darin, The Craig Gildner Sextet and Plan 8. This info article contains spoilers for Michal Rogalski’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

David and the Elves stars Cyprian Grabowski as David, a Warsaw boy who meets one of Santa’s helpers. Jakub Zając co-stars as Albert, a charismatic elf who travels to Warsaw to promote his personal brand on Christmas. Composer Pawel Lucewicz scored the holiday film, which credits only two songs but actually has much more within the 105-minute runtime. Here’s every song in David and the Elves (Dawid i Elfy).

David and the Elves Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

David and the Elves Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

  • “La Mer (Beyond the Sea)” by Bobby Darin (00:00:00): The David and the Elves soundtrack song opens the movie. Santa (Cezary Żak) and Mrs. Claus (Monika Krzywkowska) enjoy themselves in their bedroom. Meanwhile, the elves begin production at their workshop.
  • “Over Fields We Go” by Nathan Patrick Britton & Verushka George (00:14:00): The narrative jumps ahead one year. David organizes his Christmas figurines while Albert the Elf watches. Piotr (Michał Czernecki) prepares a gift for his wife, Hania (Anna Smolownik).
  • “Let’s Be Jolly” by The Craig Gildner Sextet (00:41:00): Albert the Elf navigates the streets of Warsaw. He asks a woman if she wants some “Christmas Magic.” The music continues as Albert the Elf takes a punch to the face.
  • “Now It’s Christmas” by Michael Called & Elizabeth Reynolds (00:53:00): The David and the Elves soundtrack song scores a home sequence. David looks through a window at the stars. Hania opens a Christmas gift and speaks with her husband.
  • “California Christmas” by Katie Hargrove & Stevie Gold (01:06:00): David hangs out with Albert the Elf in Warsaw. They roam the busy streets and watch a fire demonstration. Albert the Elf snaps his finger and conjures up some snow for the moment.
  • “Hillbilly Christmas” by Plan 8 (01:17:00): David and Albert the Elf catch a ride. The David and the Elves soundtrack song plays lightly in the vehicle. Albert complains while boasting about his accomplishments.

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The David and the Elves soundtrack also includes “Będzie kolęda” by Andrzej Zieliński and Wojciech Mlynarski, along with fragments of traditional songs such as “Przybieżeli do Betlejem,” “Do Szopy,” “Hej Pasterze,” “Hej w dzień Narodzenia” and Oj maluśki, maluśki.”

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.