Is Elf on Netflix in 2020? Here’s how to watch the 2003 Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell. Get the maple syrup and sprinkles ready!

There’s perhaps no better way to spread Christmas cheer at home than with a good festive movie. Well, apart from singing loud for all to hear, obviously.

So, what are the best Christmas movies?

Popular favourites have long included the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually and The Grinch.

However, most agree that it simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a viewing of Elf.

Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell as the titular Buddy, Elf has gradually become one of the most cherished Christmas films of all time.

It’s endless quotable and the blend of humour and whimsical fantasy makes it a treat for adults and children alike.

This year really has felt like a trip down to the mailroom, so, here’s how to watch the festive favourite and get into the Christmas spirit…

Elf – ITV pictures (ITV)

Is Elf on Netflix in 2020? How to watch

  • No, Elf is not available to watch on Netflix this Christmas. Son of a nutcracker! However, there are other ways to stream the beloved classic at home.

The film was available to stream for a short time over the summer but was taken off in August; it was only added for one month.

While it’s not available on Netflix in the US or UK, it is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video.

It’s available to rent from £3.49 or you can buy it for £5.99.

Additionally, you can rent it from Google Play or YouTube from £3.49 too.

On the other hand, if you fancy getting a physical copy, Amazon is selling it on DVD for £5.42 or £7.49 on Blu-ray.

Netflix UK Christmas movie recommendations

Although Elf isn’t on Netflix this year, the streaming service in the UK currently has a wealth of Christmas films available.

Some highlights include:

  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • The Grinch (2018)
  • The Holiday
  • Klaus
  • Krampus
  • Nativity!

There are plenty more where that came from too, so it’s certainly worth a browse.

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