Arthur Christmas is also insanely witty. Many, many jokes will sail right over the kiddies' heads — for example, Grand Santa makes a joke about how something can't be that impossible as "they used to say it would be impossible to teach women to read," revealing both his flaws and his completely inept perspective on the world. But the laughs are fired at such a rapid pace the script doesn't miss a beat. Overall it's a wonderfully fresh take on a movie that could have just been standard Hallmark Channel holiday drivel. Thanks to great talent and one hell of a script, Arthur Christmas will forever have a place in our Christmas movie marathons.