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HALL OF FAMEon November 23, 2005
If you're familiar with the Arthur program airing on PBS, you already know just how clever this show can be. Created by Marc Brown and based on his books, Arthur Read is an aardvark who shares adventures (and misadventures!) with friends like Buster Baxter (a rabbit), Francine Frensky (a monkey), Binky Barnes (a bulldog), Muffy Crosswire (a very RICH monkey), and others. Arthur is often at odds with his little sister D.W. (Dora Winifred) which makes for much of the shows comedic moments.

In Arthur's Perfect Christmas, the scene begins with Arthur sitting at the piano, softly playing Pachebel's Canon. This movie, like the TV show, uses day-dream sequences--and Arthur plunges into a snazzy song called "Perfect Christmas". You see, this holiday, Aruthur wants it to be absolutely PERFECT...but things go wrong in the town of Elwood City, for both Arthur AND his friends!

For example, Muffy expects Francine to attend her big Christmas party, but Francine has told Muffy REPEATEDLY that her family is having a Hannukah gathering the same night. What happens when Francine doesn't show up for the party to receive her present?

Buster Baxter worries about his Mom who seems to obsess over having a perfect Christmas for her son, especially since the divorce. Buster comes up with "Baxter Day" which takes the pressure of his Mom and displays the true meaning of the holidays--love and kindness.

Arthur searches the mall for presents for his parents, D.W. is desperate for a Tina the Talking Tabby (whose theme song haunts Arthur everywhere he goes!), Uncle Fred makes an unexpected visit on his way to a Floridian Christmas, and Arthur's Dad insists on making an "authentic" dinner that was likely served in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.

Holidays such as Kwanzaa and Hanukkah are also highlighted making this a fun and informative DVD.

I bought the Arthur's Perfect Christmas DVD for my son several years ago and it's STILL his favorite. I just brought out the Christmas DVD's and VHS's and he plays this one several times a day. It's filled with fun songs (24 of them!), witty banter, and clever wordplay. Not only that, there's a great message that expectations often disappoint and that a wonderful experience can arise out of mishaps and situations not going as planned.

This 60 minute DVD doesn't have any extras (except for previews of other Arthur DVD's), but this excellent movie is well worth the price in my opinion. My husband and I get a kick out of the cleverness shown in Arthur TV series and this movie is no exception. And as I said, it's my son's favorite holiday movie.

Highly recommended for kids and parents alike!
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on January 2, 2017
Fun movie. I'm not a very PC type of person but I do like how it explains some of the different holidays like Chanukah and Kwanzaa. They definitely acknowledge Christmas as well. People that have issues with this movie and give it low ratings are way too sensitive and need to lighten up a bit. There's some great humor in it. A good family watch. I added it to my massive Christmas DVD collection and is on my"must watch" list during the season.
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on June 24, 2016
My kids love this episode! It's pretty cute.
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on February 3, 2016
I loved this movie. Although it does not go into depth of all of the different holidays celebrated outside of christmas or christmas itself, it is one of the only kid shows that actually exposes children to the existence of these other holidays. It's a kids show so its obviously not going to go into great detail and it has a great message that sometimes we place these huge expectations on holidays and in turn they become very materialistically driven when in reality the importance is enjoying the day itself with those you love.
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on March 27, 2017
I have shown this film to my multicultural, international second grade classroom two years in a row.
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on May 22, 2017
I LOVE ARTHUR! It also came super quickly
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on June 12, 2017
Cute children's movie
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on March 22, 2017
Arthur is a timeless show. Great lessons for children to learn.
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on January 5, 2016
Christmas surprise for my older kids who watched the original on PBS all those years ago . . . And it was a hit now just as it was then. Fun stroll down memory lane and a great message in the video to boot. Fun family night Christmas activity and who doesn't love Arthur even when you're all grown up? And if your kids are younger? This is a must-have video for your Christmas library.
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on January 7, 2017
This is like my fav Christmas show. My lake of five stars is because they cute one of my fav lines from "Baxter Day" when Buster sings, "yeah baby it's Baxter day" was cut out. Apparently baby is deemed inappropriate for children.
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