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.

Santa Claus: The Movie 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 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

Santa Claus: The Movie is available from Amazon on DVD, where it costs just £3 (or £4.29 on Blu-ray). If you're a Prime customer you can get it tomorrow!

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

An alternative to buying a physical copy of Santa Claus: The Movie is to buy it in digital format that won't be scratched or broken and will be playable on any of your mobile devices. It isn't available to rent online, but by buying it you'll be able to play the movie as many times as you like.

It's cheapest on Amazon  at £4.99 in SD, but it's also available for £5.99 in HD, at Amazon and Google Play MoviesYouTube and iTunes.

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