Where to watch The Santa Clause: stream online from anywhere this Christmas

Get Santa Clause himself in your home this Christmas

The Santa Clause
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The Santa Clause has become a modern Christmas classic and is bound to help bring in that Christmas feeling this year. Tim Allen stars as an unlikely Santa who must fill in for the big red man himself. As you'd imagine lots of laughs and festive fun ensue.

The Santa Clause - fact file

Year: 1994
Run time: 97 mins
Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 74%

This was Tim Allen's big jump from TV sitcoms to the silver screen and he was a huge hit. Plenty of sequels have spawned off the back of this film, but this is the original, which can be hard to get hold of at Christmas time, as everyone wants the right to air it.

Thankfully you no longer have to wait for a TV channel to broadcast the movie. You can check it out whenever suits you, advert free. That includes the freedom to watch the festive fun from wherever you are in the world and on any gadget you like. So get close to the nearest Christmas tree, open fire or supply of eggnog and enjoy.

So where can you watch a Santa Clause stream? Below we've rounded up the services that are showing the film in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Nobody showing the film where you are? Well we've got a trick to help you there, too.

Can I watch The Santa Clause on Netflix?

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No luck this Christmas season Santa movie fans with a Netflix subscription. Nowhere in the world seems to have rights to the stream Santa Clause. Sorry.

Can I watch The Santa Clause on Amazon Prime Video?

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It doesn't look like it, sorry. But that's not to say you can't watch the movie. There are lots of other options listed below and organised by your region - keep reading to discover how to stream.

Can I watch it on Disney Plus?

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US, Canada and Australia rejoice! If you have a subscription to Disney Plus (opens in new tab) you can stream this Christmas classic as many times as you'd like. And if you don't, the streaming platform is currently offering a seven day free trial, so you could always sign-up just to watch the movie and then cancel.

Mismatched a holiday but still a Disney Plus (opens in new tab) subscriber? You could always use a VPN (opens in new tab) to relocate the IP address of your laptop, mobile, tablet or streaming device, and watch as if you were there. It's easier to do than it sounds - scroll to the bottom of the page for full details and our pick of the best VPN service (opens in new tab)

Where to stream The Santa Clause in the US

You're spoiled for streaming choice, if you're a subscriber to Disney Plus (opens in new tab), Freeform (opens in new tab)or DIRECTV (opens in new tab) then you're in luck. You'll be able to watch the film as many times until your heart is content. Also we've found plenty of other options that let you pay to watch the movie whenever and wherever you want:

  • PlayStation - $2.99
  • Amazon - $3.99
  • YouTube - $3.99
  • Apple TV - $3.99
  • Google Play - $3.99
  • Vudu - $3.99

Where to stream The Santa Clause in the UK

If you're a Disney Life (opens in new tab) subscriber than you're in luck as the provider has got the movie in stock. And it's not all bleak news if you're not a subscriber - it costs £4.99 per month but you can also get a FREE 7-day trial. Additionally, there are lots of other options to rent it right away in the UK:

  • Chilli TV - £2.49 
  • Microsoft - £2.49
  • Sky Store - £2.49
  • Google Play - £2.49
  • Amazon Prime Video - £2.49
  • YouTube - £2.49

Where to stream The Santa Clause in Canada

Canada based fans you're in luck, if want to subscribe just for the free trial or you're a committed subscriber to Disney Plus (opens in new tab), you'll be able to stream this film. But if you're looking at a one-off payment, you can pick from these options:

  • Cineplex - $3.99
  • PlayStation - $3.49
  • YouTube - $3.99
  • Apple TV - $3.99
  • Google Play - $3.99
  • Microsoft - $3.49

Where to stream The Santa Clause in Australia

It appears that Disney Plus (opens in new tab) is here once again to save the day. And if you're not a subscriber you could always choose to subscribe to a 7-day free trial just to see the movie and then cancel it. Other than that, these are the places that will rent it to you:

  • Apple TV - $3.99
  • YouTube - $3.99
  • Google Play - $3.99
  • Microsoft - $3.99

How to stream The Santa Clause from anywhere in the world

Nobody showing The Santa Clause in your country? What on Earth are they thinking!?                                     There may be a way around the lack of Tim Allen, but it's a tad complicated.

You'll need to grab hold of a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. That let's you change your IP address so that you end up looking like you're in another country. From there you can potentially log on to a Santa Clause stream being shown on a service in another territory - although you may need a debit card number localised there, too.

We've tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as the absolute best. It's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation.

Where can I watch using a VPN?

A VPN will enable you to watch the film from literally anywhere. So that obviously includes: US, UK, Israel, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark, India, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Romania, Mexico, France, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Kenya, Hungary, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Egypt and more!

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Luke is a freelance writer and editor with over two decades of experience covering tech, science and health. Among many others he writes across Future titles covering health tech, software and apps, VPNs, TV, audio, smart home, antivirus, broadband, smartphones, cars and plenty more. He also likes to climb mountains, swim outside and contort his body into silly positions while breathing as calmly as possible.