Aardman, creators of 'Wallace and Gromit' and 'Chicken Run' have decided to go the route of computer animation and managed to keep their style with this ever so Christmassy movie.
'Arthur Christmas' written and directed by Sarah Smith tells the story of Arthur, son of the current Santa Claus, who goes on a wild trip with his Grand Santa and his ancient slay to deliver a present which was left behind before the Sun comes up on Christmas day.
Voiced by an incredible cast of James McAvoy, Steve Laurie, Bill Nighy and many more, this film was certainly a surprise. With a few good laughs and good 3D this film is great for the kids and adults alike, it's cleverly thought out with its UFO-style slay, gadgets and tech savvy elves and certainly gets you into the Xmas spirit.
It's been a while since there's been a good Christmas movie and this could be the one you watch with your family on Christmas day (once its out on DVD that is) but until then go and catch on the big screen.
By George Kleanthous