Arthur Christmas: get yourself in the spirit

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If you're trying to get in the Christmas spirit, I highly recommend seeing the movie Arthur Christmas.  I had been anticipating it for a while, after seeing the inventive trailer that shows a Mission: Impossible like scenario where Santa is trapped in a kid's room and has to be extricated with surgical precision.  That scene alone is worth the price of admission, but there is so much more.  In the morass of substandard, crass, and cynical kid movies out there (I'm looking at you, Happy Feet 2), Arthur Christmas is a beacon of warmth and intelligence.

 

Arthur comes from a slightly disfunctional family of Clauses, and his overachieving brother doesn't realize that he's really the linchpin of true Christmas spirit.  He actually cares about each child on the planet, and spends the entire movie bringing everyone else along on his quest to make good.

 

Fun for the whole family, and wonderfully fart-joke-free, Arthur is reaching for a more lasting impression, and made it for me.  It's not just a light snack, it's a satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs meal.

 
 
 
 
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