It’s time to crack open your advent calendars at home, and it’s time for the 2nd annual No Love For Fatties Advent Calendar.
Last year, I focused on music, and this year I’m going to focus on movies. I know – totally generic but whatever. I love Christmas movies!! And more so, the classics, the originals, the super obscure ones that I grew up watching on old VHS that we taped from the tv (yeah we totally did – don’t pretend you didn’t either!). Each day, there will be a post featuring a new movie that I enjoy watching. Maybe next year I’ll do something a little more original
Please note: there will be LOTS of gifs used so if you find them annoying, you have been warned.
Today’s movie is: Arthur Christmas
So this isn’t an old or obscure movie. Much like Elf, I just love it!!
It’s on Netflix if you want to watch it so I won’t be linking it here. Here’s what happens: Santa is taking his 70th flight. Yes, that’s old. And his son Steve is all set to take over the job as Santa for the following year. BUT in the chaos of Christmas night, a present gets left behind in the workshop or spaceship or whatever.
Now Steve is kind of a cotton-headed ninny muggings so he’s all “ppfttt it’s just one child. Big whoopie.” But his little brother, Arthur, is freaking the freak out over this poor little girl who won’t get her bike!
Arthur sets out with Grand-Santa (the current Santa’s father…aka grandfather to Steve and Arthur) to save this little girl from heartache.
They look like they make a good team, huh? teehee!!
So they have to take an old sleigh – not the fancy schmancy one that Steve has created. The only problem is that Grandsanta doesn’t remember the names of all the reindeer. He gets the first few right: Dancer and Prancer but then…
Now I’m sure you can guess what happens: utter shenanigans!! The last time Grandsanta was out in his sleigh, Toronto didn’t exist. So yeah – the night doesn’t go as planned.
But, and again I bet you can guess, they end up saving Christmas for the little girl.
Super sweet, and with some funny moments! Plus Hugh Laurie and James McAvoy. Need I say more? No, I really don’t think I do!