Arthur Christmas is a 2011 British-American 3D computer animated Christmas comedy film, produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation as their first collaborative project. The film was released on 11 November 2011, in the UK, and on 23 November 2011, in the USA.

Ever wonder how Santa can deliver all those presents worldwide in the course of one night? It turns out to be a highly scientific operation that is coordinated with his elves and advanced military precision. One year the current Santa, Malcolm Claus successfully completes the fastest toy delivery mission to date, but an incident causes him to drop just one toy, a wrapped bicycle addressed to a little girl named Gwen in Treelew, England. With the help of Malcolm's son Arthur and Malcolm's grandfather Gandsanta, they decide that the best way to deliver the last present is to use Grandsanta's old sleigh and his eight famous reindeer to hand deliver the present. With their choice the race is on to save Christmas by making sure that every last present has been delivered safely.