TalkTalk confirms Christmas classic, Elf, is available on TalkTalk TV

Over the last few days there has been a national outcry at the news that Elf, the iconic and much loved Christmas film, won’t be on TV over the festive season. Despite looking at the TV listings, and checking them twice, Brits have had to accept that the festive favourite, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel simply isn’t available on TV this year.

Unlike previous Christmases, broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Cinema won’t be showing Elf. The movie also isn’t currently available on Netflix.The news hasn’t gone down well with fans of the Christmas classic on Twitter.

Given the obvious love for the film, and the fact that for many of us watching Elf marks the pinnacle of the festive season, TalkTalk is stepping in to help save Christmas. Having listened to the public’s cries, TalkTalk has confirmed that Elf is available on TalkTalk TV. What’s more, in an effort to spread some Christmas cheer, and not just by singing loud for all to hear, viewers can get £2.50 off any festive film, by using the code: TALKTALKSANTA. The discount code is valid from today until New Year’s Day and available to the first 1,000 viewers to download to own or rent a festive film.

For super fans who’d like to own Elf to watch whenever they please, TalkTalk has cut the price to download and own the movie to £5.

In keeping with the spirit of giving this Christmas, TalkTalk has also created a special 'Christmas Collection’ on TalkTalk TV Store. In addition to Elf, the collection includes movies such as Home Alone, Love Actually, The Holiday, Miracle on 34th St and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Visit: now and you could be hearing those iconic words “Santa! Oh, my God! Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!” sooner than you think.


TalkTalk TV Store is a multi device pay-as-you-go movies and TV service. It offers users the ability to stream, rent, download and buy-to-own popular boxsets and the latest movies – with no monthly subscription.

Discount code provides £2.50 off one festive film from the TalkTalk TV Store Christmas Collection, for the first 1,000 people to use the code. The code can only be redeemed at and should be entered at checkout. Only one code can be used once per customer.

5 things you didn’t know about Elf

  1. Does the costume Buddy wears look familiar? That’s because it’s heavily inspired by the ones the elves wear in the claymation classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964).
  2. Will Ferrell actually worked as a mall Santa before his career took off.
  3. The infamous “throne of lies” scene had to be shot in one take, as the set was too extensive to rebuild for another shot.
  4. Filming Elf made Will Ferrell ill. While Buddy is happy to gobble down an endless supply of sweets, including maple syrup coated spaghetti and cotton balls made of cotton candy, the sugary diet played havoc on Ferrell.
  5. It may be heart breaking, but you need to know - there aren’t that many buttons in the Empire State Building’s elevators so you’ll never be able to get them to light up as a Christmas tree.

5 of our favourite Elf quotes

  1. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
  2. SON of a NUTcracker!
  3. I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite
  4. You have such a pretty face; you should be on a Christmas card!
  5. It's just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture.


Notes to Editors

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About TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk launched its TV offering in 2012 and it quickly became Britain’s fastest growing TV service. To date around 1.3 million customers, over a third of all TalkTalk homes, take TV from the value for money provider. As a result of a number of high profile content deals, TalkTalk TV viewers have access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, Netflix, hit HBO shows such as Game of Thrones and blockbuster movies to rent and own from all major studios.


Terms and conditions

The voucher code TALKTALKSANTA allows customers to rent or purchase any movie on TalkTalk TV Store in SD or HD, where available. TV episodes and boxsets are not included with this promotion. This voucher can only be redeemed once per customer and there is a limit of 1,000redemptions in total. It must be redeemed before 23.59 on 1st January 2017. Customers can redeem vouchers at , and through the TalkTalk TV Store app on Samsung Smart TVs. Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer voucher redemption on Set Top Boxes, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and LG Smart TVs. Please ensure you’re using the voucher at the time you buy as we won’t be able to credit your account or refund the difference without it. Customers must be registered and validated members of TalkTalk TV Store to participate in the Promotion. Customers may only have one account. Multiple accounts being created for the same customer or other attempt to circumvent these Terms and Conditions may result in customer’s account being terminated at the sole discretion of the Promoter. TalkTalk TV reserves the right to cancel or amend the Promotion at any time at its sole discretion.