PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Script writer Peter Baynham, born in Cardiff, Wales, included a reference to an obscure bit of Welsh history in his script, with Mimosa Avenue in Trelew. In 1865, about 150 Welsh emigrants sailed on the ship Mimosa to Patagonia, Argentina. They founded a town ... ...
Steve! Steve! Don't be upset! You Keep this so you can be Santa next time!
Arthur: That will be you next, Steve! Next year I bet! You will be a great Santa!
Steve: How many times, Arthur? It's the North Pole! Shut the doors, For Goodness Sake!
Grandsanta says that he is 136 years old. But if he were 136 years old, he would not have been able to be Santa for 70 Christmases and then see his son, the current Santa, complete 70 Christmases as Santa. However, as mentioned in the beginning of the story, the portrait for Santa Claus the Nineteenth(Grandsanta) completed only 39 missions from 1902-1941, making him 27 years old on his first mission.
After the end of the credits, there is a seven second scene, all in black silhouette on a blue background. One of the elf-lowering-cables descends, pauses, then lifts up an elf, who proceeds to throw snowballs at the screen until it's all black.
$12,068,931 (USA) (18 November 2011)
$46,440,491 (USA) (6 January 2012)
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