Santa Claus: The Movie is more than 30 years old, released back in 1985 and starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow and David Huddleston. It was a flop at launch but is now one of our favourite films for the festive season.

SC:TM chronicles the origins of Santa Claus and his wife Anya, and explains the mysteries of Father Christmas - such as how reindeer fly - to curious kids. It also sees Santa Claus take on one of his own elves, who is scheming to take over the toy-making. Here's how to watch Santa Claus: The Movie.

Buy Santa Claus: The Movie on DVD/Blu-ray

Santa Claus: The Movie is available from Amazon on Blu-ray for £5.69 and if you're a Prime member you can get it tomorrow! Amazon does also still stock it on DVD, however, at the time of writing, only used copies are available. Retailers, including Asda, still have new stock, if you prefer though.

Rent Santa Claus: The Movie on DVD

Santa Claus: The Movie is also available via DVD rental subscription service, Cinema Paradiso - sign up here for a free trial.

Buy Santa Claus: The Movie in digital format

If you're not in the market for a physical copy of Santa Claus: The Movie, your best alternative is to find it in digital form. That way nothing can get scratched or broken and it'll also be playable on your mobile devices. It isn't available to rent online, but by buying it you'll be able to stream the movie as many times as you like.

It's cheapest on Amazon at £3.99 (oddly enough it's the same price in both SD or HD, so go for the latter), as well as iTunes/Apple TV but it's also available from the likes of Google Play Movies and YouTube (both from £5.99).

Where/when is Santa Claus: The Movie on TV?

If you don't care to rent or own Santa Claus: The Movie and you'd rather just catch it when it's next on TV, it's available to watch on Christmas Eve - 24 December 2020, on ITV at 11am (and again starting an hour later on ITV+1).

Also see: Best Christmas movies ever - the ultimate list of the best Christmas films