Article Title

Arthur Christmas


Amanda Durrant


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Sarah Smith, Aardman Animations, Sony Pictures Animation, Christmas, Santa, Animated, PG

Document Type

Movie Review


It's Christmas eve in the North Pole as the current Santa is preparing for what is thought to be his 70th and final mission of delivering presents. He doesn't use just an ordinary sleigh though, but a highly advanced spaceship called the S-1 that is managed by Santa's eldest son Steve. In the hustle and bustle of packing the sleigh, a present falls off the conveyor belt and is left behind. Santa's youngest son Arthur is on a mission to get the present delivered in time for Christmas morning, but Arthur is only responsible for the mail as he often messes things up. With the help of Bryony the elf and Grandsanta, Arthur loads the present onto the old model reindeer pulled sleigh. They set off, but encounter countless problems along the way and Arthur learns that Grandsanta is not there to help deliver the present, but for his own motives. Each of the men in Arthur's family find out that Arthur has a true heart of gold and deserves to be the next Santa as he successfully gets the forgotten present delivered and the joy of being Santa shows on his face.