Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.Written by
Sony Pictures Animation
This is the first Sony Pictures Animation's Christmas film, followed by The Star (2017). See more »
Steve's tablet states that he has completed Hungary. However, according to Hungarian tradition, Santa visits Hungarian children in the night of 5 December, and Little Jesus brings gifts to them already in the evening of Christmas Eve. See more »
[Santa, Mrs Santa & Steve have arrived in Trelew on the S-1]
Trelew! Out with the Old, In with the New!
[Holding Santa's Hand]
Well Done, Dear!
[Back on the Bridge of the S-1 as Steve has gone to give Gwen what we believe to be another version of the bike]
Poor Arthur! He tried so hard! He slumped again!
Off course not, Dear! We are here! The little girl will get her present! I think he has done rather Splendidly!
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After the end of the credits, there is a seven second scene, all in black silhouette on a blue background. One of the elf-lowering-cables descends, pauses, then lifts up an elf, who proceeds to throw snowballs at the screen until it's all black. See more »
This was the best kind of family movie -- fast-paced, lots of fun, entertaining for elementary age, middle schoolers, and parents, and with NO bad words or sexual innuendo.
We loved Arthur, Bryony, and Grandsanta especially, as they were the most developed and important characters, and as a mom I appreciated the morals of this story -- every single person matters, never give up, and sometimes old-school is better. Plus, technology is still good and yes, customer service and people skills do matter!
I loved it, my husband loved it and our 8 and 11 year olds loved it. We saw it in 3D that mostly felt 2D, so the 3D in this one didn't pop for us (like it did in Puss in Boots) but maybe it was just nicely subtle -- sometimes the attempt to make things come of the screen is over the top. But I don't remember ANYTHING coming at us this time, so this is probably just as good in 2D.
Bottom line: very enjoyable, good messages, lots of twists and fun humor ... Definitely worth seeing and owning!
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