Genre: Comedy/Drama

Director: Sarah Smith

Stars: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie

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Arthur Christmas not only answers the mystery of how Santa Claus delivers billions of presents in one night but it shows how the now high-tech computer-operated system is flawed.

 

When one girl doesn’t get her gift, Santa’s inept son (McAvoy) sets off to ensure Christmas isn’t ruined.

 

For all its familiar themes, Arthur delivers enough clever laughs and eye-popping scenery to entertain kiddies hungry for holiday fare.