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Christmas Film Countdown – 8

Oh my days guys, there’s only a week left till Christmas (AN ACTUAL WEEK!). Can you believe it, well of course you can because it is a fact.

This is honestly the only thing that is keeping me going right now – I’m doing a terrible essay about the persistence of the figure of the author in relation to two texts (I’ve chosen ‘The Reader‘ and ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller‘, I feel like this was a mistake, but oh well, I’m commited now.

I hope none of you guys have any deadlines due now or after Christmas that you’re struggling with because it’s not a nice feeling.

Anyway, to lighten up the mood here’s the next film in the Christmas film countdown list. . .


Title: Arthur Christmas

images-1.jpegAge: PG

Released: 11th November 2011

Director: Sarah Smith and Barry Cook

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: “Arthur Christmas” at last 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 heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – 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.

Review: What I love about these film, is that it’s main focus point is that it “answers” every kids’ question about Father Christmas – which I love – I love the magic that is produced by a child (or even an adult) still fully believing in him, I just find it marvelous.

Arthur Christmas is just one of those special films where everyone can enjoy it, so this film is perfect for families. You don’t even need kids to watch this film (unless you want to use them as an excuse, you know, just in case someone questions why you as an adult want to watch a children’s film? I, by the way, would have no problem is someone found me watching this film by myself).

The writing is very clever in this film – it’s funny and at the same time it holds a great message for all (or to be honest it has a few messages really).

It really shows how important family is, even for Father Christmas himself. By the end of the film, even Father Christmas still is having to learn a lesson. But it’s great because it shows that not everyone is perfect.

But one way in order to make the big day special (and I feel that some adults may appreicate this, particularly if they are the one’s who are the hosting the Christmas celebrations), then sticking together (as a family), is an important way to do so.

This film is all about finding yourself as well, by sticking to your dreams. Arthur does this, and he does it brilliant because he saves Christmas – something which I don’t think many people would be able to do so, I mean have you ever had to deliver presents to every child on Christmas?


Me either.

Also, this film has a brilliant cast, and if you don’t recognise any of the voices, then I’m just going to have to think that you’ve been living under a rock all you life or something.

Anyway, this film is great, and it’s perfect  for old and young people (and those people who are in the middle of that catogory – don’t think I missed you out there).

So please, enjoy.

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