Available to own on DVD from November 4
With only two busy weeks left until Christmas, the last thing Ben and Charlotte would have expected is the bang of the crash-landing with which Santa Niklas Goodfellow and his trailer plummet down to earth in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm. This is only the beginning of what turns out to be a remarkable series of Christmas adventures for the children with chases, an invisible reindeer, fake Santas and vicious nutcrackers, to name just some of them.

Based on the novel by internationally best-selling author, Cornelia Funke, 'When Santa Fell to Earth' leads us to a world full of magic and fantasy for children and adults alike.
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Order the DVD now – the ideal family Christmas gift this year

‘When Santa Fell to Earth” is available to own on DVD now. Order your copy now  Running time 107 mins, certificate U.

Reviews – what people are saying about the film

“Good old-fashioned family fun.” EMPIRE *** “Fizzy, good humoured and lots of fun.  Well worth watching with your family.” CLOSE UP FILM “I would rate this film 4* because it is an entertaining film.” Stephanie, FILMCLUB reviewer   Audience comments following the Barbican Special Preview at the Framed Film Festival. “I really liked it because [...]

Advance screenings at Showcase Cinemas

Advance screenings of ‘When Santa Fell to Earth’ take place at Showcase Cinemas this Sunday, November 25th @ 11am (with the exception of Cinema de Lux Derby and Cinema de Lux Bristol). If you are a Showcase ‘Insider’ you will be able to purchase your cinema ticket at the box office for just £5 and take one child [...]

Santa iPad game app launched

A fantastic When Santa Fell to Earth FREE iPad game app has just been launched that will delight you and your children. The game, rated 4+, will get you in the Christmassy mood while testing your skills.  When Santa Fell to Earth – Freefall World Record Attempt sets the challenge of helping Santa break the world freefall record [...]

Film’s director drops into Framed children’s film festival

Film director Oliver Dieckmann will be introducing a special preview of the festive family feature, When Santa Fell to Earth at the Framed Film Festival – a new annual children’s film festival bringing cinema to a new generation, taking place at the Barbican Centre in London this November. Dieckmann said “British films and British filmmakers [...]

Christmas came early for Belfast film & TV festival audience

A special preview of When Santa Fell to Earth played at the Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People in Belfast on October 6th to an eager audience. It goes on general release in the UK and Ireland from December 7. The film is based on the novel of the same name by [...]

So how did Cornelia Funke come to write ‘When Santa Fell to Earth’?

“One night, when I still lived in Hamburg, I looked out my window and there it was: a wooden trailer van – the kind that is used by construction workers and reminds you of gypsies and circus vans. Nothing suspicious, except for the fact that there was a light behind the window. It started snowing [...]

Cornelia Funke praises the actors who bring her characters to life

“A writer is always nervous when a character comes to life on the screen who is especially close to one’s heart. Sometimes I have been especially lucky, as with Paul Bettany becoming Dustfinger (Inkheart) or with Aaron Johnson playing Prosper (The Thief Lord). Alexander Scheer who made Niklas Goodfellow come alive on a screen is [...]