Arthur Christmas

Lists: Animated, Christmas movies

Brief Synopsis: "This Christmas movie highlights the technological advances of operations at the North Pole, revealing how Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, every operation has a margin of error… When one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed "acceptable" to all but one, Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning."

Overall Ranking: 2264 (Rank from 2011: # 104)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 16.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Darren of Movie Reviews 10186(full review)
Dave Examines Movies75(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch61 - It's cute, to be sure, but let's not get ahead of ourselves here: this is a kid's movie through and through. This is no 'Despicable Me' that works across several generations.
David Baruffi52(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Bill Nighy (Grandsanta)
  • James McAvoy (Arthur)
  • Jim Broadbent (Santa)
  • Hugh Laurie (Steve Claus)
  • Ramona Marquez (Gwen)
  • Imelda Staunton (Mrs. Santa)
  • Marc Wootton (Peter)
  • Laura Linney (North Pole Computer)
  • Eva Longoria Parker (Chief De Silva)
  • Michael Palin (Ernie Clicker)
  • Robbie Coltrane (Lead Elf)
  • Joan Cusack (Lead Elf)
  • Ashley Jensen (Bryony)
  • Barry Cook (Director)