Arthur Christmas

Movie Review

Arthur Christmas-Movie Review

You don’t need to have kids to watch this festive flick!

In fact, our daughter found Arthur Christmas boring but we loved it! Completely original, funny, and entertaining. It redefines the definition of “Santa.” No really, it does!

Arthur Christmas (2011)

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.

Starring: James McAvoy, Jim BroadbentBill Nighy and Hugh Laurie

Writers: Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith

Directors:  Sarah Smith and Barry Cook

Rated: PG 1hr37

Movie Trailer

My Thoughts…

Why am I only seeing this now?!! What a fantastic movie and can we talk about the cast? Wow! Those are some heavy hitters. I love animated movies and I adore British comedy so I am stumped as to how this flew under my radar. My only excuse is that it probably wasn’t such a big deal in North America.

Arthur Christmas is a Christmas movie like no other. I’m actually worried that my impressionable toddler will now think Santa flies something that resembles the SS Enterprise and that elves wear camo.

It’s funny, exciting and did I mention my home town (Toronto) is featured in a big way? We really enjoyed it.

Arthur Christmas is better suited for older kids and adults but if you want to watch a christmas movie with the family that won’t bore you to tears, this one is on Netflix. Traditionalists beware!






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