Buddy has become a Christmas staple since Elf first came out in 2003 (Picture: Rex)
Elf is now one of the most popular Christmas films of modern times, even if Will Ferrell thought it might have spelt the end of his career.
The festive flick sees the Anchorman actor transform into Buddy the Elf, a human who was raised among elves in the North Pole under the watchful eyes of Santa himself.
When Buddy discovers he is not an elf, he travels to find his father in New York City while learning to adapt to life as a human.
It became an instant classic, inspiring the 2010 Broadway musical Elf: The Musical and NBC’s 2014 stop-motion animated television special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.
The beloved Christmas film is a staple on many people’s festive watchlists, so you may be wondering how you can watch Buddy’s capers in 2023.
We look at Netflix, Amazon and more to find out where you can stream Elf in time for Christmas.
Where can you watch Elf?
Watching this festive classic may be a little tricky (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)
Elf is available to stream on NOW TV if you have a cinema package.
The comedy has come to Sky Cinema for December, where you can also watch the film via the Sky Go service.
It’s not available for free streaming on Amazon Prime Video, but it can be rented for £3.49 or bought for £5.99.
When you rent a movie through Prime Video, you have 30 days to start watching it, and then 48 hours to complete the film once you’ve started it.
Elf is also not streaming on Netflix or Disney Plus.
It can additionally be brought or rented on the Apple TV store, the Google Play store, and via YouTube.
Unfortunately, Elf is not being shown via terrestrial TV this year as it will air exclusively via Sky.
If you want a Christmassy serving of Will Ferrell but can’t find Elf, you can also watch Spirited, his comical take on A Christmas Carol with Ryan Reynolds.
Will Ferrell is making a career out of Christmas comedies… (Picture: AP/Apple TV)
Spirited is streaming exclusively on Apple TV, and acts as a modern retelling of Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol where the Ghost of Christmas Present is nearing retirement, which means he must return to Earth.
The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Sunita Mani, Patrick Page, Marlow Barkley, and Tracy Morgan.