Santa is known to "save" many youngsters' holidays, but his youngest son goes to the rescue in this animated feature from the studio that also was behind "Chicken Run."
If Arthur doesn't come through, a British girl may not get the bicycle she desires ... but he'll have to get past some of his foibles to complete the mission. The voice cast includes such notables as James McAvoy ("X-Men: First Class"), Hugh Laurie ("House") and Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), and Justin Bieber is included on the soundtrack. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; "Elf Recruitment" video. *** (PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray)
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