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Arthur's Perfect Christmas

Animated adventures of a young aardvark. Arthur, DW and their family and friends are preparing for Christmas, but Arthur worries it won't be perfect.


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Ah, Christmas!

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Only three days until the big day.

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This is going to be the best ever.

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BAND STRIKES UP

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# Christmas will be magical

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# Just like in a fairy tale

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# I want so much snow that I'll use my toes

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# To pick up the morning mail

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# Dinner will be delicious

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# Turkey and candied yams

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-# Stuffing a mile high

-17 types of pie

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-# Do you want some more?

-Yes, ma'am!

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# Our tree will shine so brightly

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# Our tree will be eight feet tall

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# Popcorn strung diagonally

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# Candy canes and silver balls... #

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Here's a saying worth obeying

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Please take out a pad and pencil

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Nothing is more of an eyesore

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Than the excessive use of tinsel

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-What, no tinsel?!

-Not in this dream

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-I want tinsel!

-You can have tinsel.

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# When you are as old as me

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# Is that a guarantee?

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# Christmas will be special

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# It'll be magnificent

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-# Everyone's going to state

-ALL: I really think you're great!

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# When they open up my presents

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# Yes, this Christmas, I suspect

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# Will be perfect in all respects

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# This Christmas will be

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# The best...

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# Christmas yet. #

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-Hmm!

-Arthur! What are you doing?! Why are you so calm?!

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It's three days till Christmas!

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-So?

-So?! There's work to be done!

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Help me write my wish list to Santa.

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"My dearest Santa..." No, no, no. That's too gushy.

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What about, "Hiya, Santa..."?

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Aw! That's way too friendly!

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Come on, Arthur! I need ideas!

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I've only had four Christmases! What should I write?!

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Ohh! Well, everything will be ALMOST perfect.

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DW, come on! We're going to be late for school!

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You wrote "Santa Claus", right? Not "Santa Cruz"?

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Yes, DW! Mom, can you turn on the radio to see if it's going to snow?

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'# ..Always at your feet And it's really, really sweet

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'# It's Tina the talking tabby... #'

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Don't even think about touching that dial!

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'# Just scratch behind her ears And this is what you hear

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'# I'm Tina the talking tabby

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'# Oh, Tina, Tina, tiny Tina Tina, Tina, tiny Tina

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'# Tina, the talking tabby

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-'# Oh, Tina, Tina... #'

-Mom, change the station!

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I'm getting a headache!

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-JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS

-Mom, that's the toy I really want!

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The one I wrote Santa about.

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-You put it at the top of the list. Right, Arthur?

-Yes, DW!

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Santa will get it for me, won't he?

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I don't know, honey. We'll have to wait and see.

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Francine!

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Hi, Francine! One more day until my big party!

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Muffy, I told you, I can't...

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Oh! I forgot to invite George!

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Hmm!

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-Hey, Francine, what's wrong?

-Muffy!

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She thinks I'm coming to her party, even though I told her I can't.

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My family's having a Chanukah party.

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-We light the last candle on the menorah.

-So tell her again.

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I've already told her a million times. Watch.

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See you there, George!

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Muffy, I'm not coming to your party.

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Guess what! I got the Swabs! You know - the rock band.

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It's going to be so cool.

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It's like talking to a wall!

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Arthur?

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SCHOOL BELL RINGS Hmm!

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In Sweden, they have a parade early in the morning on December 13th.

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People follow the Queen of Light who wears a crown of candles.

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THEY SING IN SWEDISH

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My grandfather sent me some fish that's been dried and boiled.

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Pass it around.

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THEY ALL GROAN

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Mmm! Not bad!

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At Christmas, my parents and I work at a soup kitchen for the homeless.

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This year, I made dessert.

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Presenting the Binky Barnes pecan pie!

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Any volunteers? ALL: Yeah!

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-I believe you have to shell the pecans.

-Oh!

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I like it!

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OK, class, before you leave for vacation there's still homework.

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THEY ALL GROAN

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I've decided not to assign you any reading.

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Instead, write a five-page essay describing your holidays.

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-Class dismissed!

-THEY ALL GROAN

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I knew it was too good to be true!

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-I have to go shopping. Want to come?

-No, I'm going to bed.

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My mother woke me up at six this morning.

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She thought it was Christmas.

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It's happened every year since my parents got divorced.

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On the days before Christmas, my mom gets up really early.

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Oh! It's Christmas!

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'She cooks pancakes and puts out all the presents.'

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-I tell her it's only December 23rd and she goes back to bed.

-Weird!

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She worries I won't enjoy Christmas because my dad's not with us.

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-That's too bad!

-Sometimes I wish Christmas wasn't such a big deal.

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FANFARE PLAYS

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I, Muffy, the princess of Christmas,

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invite one and all to my holiday extravaganza!

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-Her what?!

-My party! It's at five o'clock tomorrow.

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Presents for everyone!

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Oh, Francine! Why don't you come early and help me set up?

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But Muffy, I told you, I can't come!

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Grr! Why won't she listen?!

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Lutefisk?

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-Wow!

-Wait till you see the line for the bathrooms.

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Let's synchronise our watches. 3.15?

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-Check.

-Meet you at the candy cane in exactly one hour.

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Excuse me!

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'It peels, it cores, it shreds, it mashes, it juliennes!

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'It's an entire kitchen in itself.

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'It's now on sale for only 5.99!'

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That's perfect for Dad!

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'Scuse me, sir.

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-Sorry, we're sold out.

-Aw!

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Allow me to show you something else.

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Yes, sir! Selling like hot cakes.

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Uncle Niko's olive depitter.

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You just stick an olive in... and out pops the pit!

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Um...I don't know.

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I'll throw in the olives.

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Only one present to go. Hmm, what to get Mom?

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Hey! It's that little glass bird I broke last summer.

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HE BARKS LIKE A DOG

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Help! Help!

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Arthur, leave me alone!

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Arthur did it!

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Mom loved that bird. This'll really surprise her.

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HE GASPS

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Oh, brother!

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Excuse me, young man, may I help you?

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Huh? Oh, yeah.

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The little glass bird in the window, please.

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I assume that will be cash.

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Yes, ma'am!

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25, 35, 45...

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56, 57, 58...59.

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There! Nine dollars and 59 cents.

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Huh? Oh, yeah, here you go.

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Thanks. Happy holidays.

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Oh, no, it's 4.13!

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Excuse me, sir, how do I get to the giant candy cane?

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Which giant candy cane, son?

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There's the giant green one

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and there's the giant pink one.

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The giant red one?

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That's Santa's workshop. Go through Toy Town.

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'# Oh, Tina, Tina, tiny Tina Tina, Tina, tiny

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'# Tina, Tina the talking tabby

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'# Oh, Tina, Tina, tiny, Tina, Tina, Tina, tiny... #'

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Grrr! That song!

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'# Oh, Tina, Tina, tiny Tina, Tina, Tina, tiny

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'# Tina, Tina, the talking tabby. #

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SONG CONTINUES

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'# Tina, Tina the talking Tabby. #'

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Did you get everything you needed?

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Yep. How about you?

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Almost everything.

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There was just one thing that was sold out.

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DW, you know that Santa can't always get exactly the thing you want.

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-Why?! Because I've been bad?!

-No, DW, you haven't been bad!

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It's just that a lot of children are wishing for the same thing.

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Arthur wrote my letter all wrong!

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I knew I should have done it myself.

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I've got a big surprise!

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Uncle Fred's video Christmas card.

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Is this thing on? Oh! It is!

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Hi, Sis! Hi, David, Arthur, DW, and of course, little Kate!

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-It's your Uncle Fred!

-DOG BARKS

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And Rory! We can't be with you this Christmas cos we're going to...

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BOTH: Hawaii?!

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Florida!

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Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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Rory, no! That's not a dog treat!

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THEY LAUGH

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-Oh, that Fred!

-He's so funny!

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Last Christmas he stepped on that tea set Dad got for Mom!

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That wasn't so funny. Dinner! It's your favourite, Arthur.

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Won't Christmas dinner be boring if we have the same thing tonight?

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Dad wants to do something different.

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Yes - a dinner they might have eaten in Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

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-Did they have pumpkin pie?

-No. The pumpkin is a New World vegetable.

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But with my History Of Cooking book I can put together a delicious meal.

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Roast lamb with turmeric, unleavened bread and pulse -

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an ancient Roman dish made from mashed chickpeas and wheat. Mmm!

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Daddy! There's sand in my hummus!

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And my pulse is cold.

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-Hey, Arthur, want my camel?

-Ugh!

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No, thanks!

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And chocolate-covered dates.

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Sorry, no chocolate - that's Aztec.

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-It'll be fun! Arthur?

-I guess...

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-HE SNORES

-Rise and shine, sleepy head!

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Christmas is here!

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# Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! #

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Pancakes are on the table and I see lots of presents!

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Ohh!

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-I'm sorry, Buster!

-It's OK, Mom.

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I get pancakes every morning.

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I just can't wait for the holidays to be over.

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Look, Timmy, DW's mailing a letter to Santa!

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-What a baby!

-Are you asking for a new rattle?

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This is not a letter to Santa.

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It's to, erm... the President of the United States.

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Oh! So he's the one who gets us all the presents.

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Don't let me down, Santa. I'm counting on you.

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# May your holiday be merry and bright

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# May the season be jolly and out of sight

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# Have a boogie-woogie Christmas And a rockin' and a reelin' New Year

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# Have you heard the news? Santa Claus is coming to town

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# Yeah! Have you heard the news? Santa Claus is coming to town

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# Hang the stockings by the chimney with care

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# Turn the stereo up and if you dare

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# Have a boogie-woogie Christmas and a rockin' and a reelin' New Year. #

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Christmas is tomorrow and there's still no snow!

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No-one actually knows what day Jesus was born on.

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It's in December probably because that was the Romans' winter solstice.

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Most likely, they adopted it from the Babylonians.

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I don't care! I still want snow!

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FANFARE PLAYS

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Gather round, subjects. I'm Muffy, the Princess of Christmas.

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We'll now give out your presents.

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The first one is for... Francine Frensky.

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I said, Francine Frensky.

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Will Miss Frensky come to the stage?

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I won again! Yes!

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PHONE RINGS Francine, it's for you!

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-Hello.

-'Where are you? We're waiting for you to accept your present!'

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Muffy, I told you exactly...

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5, 10, 15, 20, 25...

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28 times that I couldn't come to your party, but you didn't listen.

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You see your family every day.

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And Chanukah's not as important as Christmas.

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SHE GASPS Well, it is to me!

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How rude!

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OK, who wants Francine's present?

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HE SNORES

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-Buster, wake up!

-Is it Christmas again?

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-No, and you have cake on your face.

-Ah! That's nice!

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Maybe you and your mom shouldn't have Christmas.

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What else can we do?

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-Create your own holiday.

-You can't just invent a holiday.

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Sure you can. My family celebrates Kwanzaa.

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It was invented for African-Americans in 1966.

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-See, Buster, you could celebrate... Baxter Day!

-Mmm! Baxter Day!

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I wonder what that would be like.

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# Up in the morning Breakfast in bed

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# Hot fudge sundaes on toast

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# Birdies are singing and I'm singing too...

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Cos today's the day I love the most!

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# And after breakfast I'll have a snack

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# Two cheese burgers and pie

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# My friends are coming to watch us go... #

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On a rocket ship. Let's wave goodbye!

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# Cos it's Baxter Day

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# Oh, yes, it's Baxter Day!

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# Stop whatever you're doing Let me hear you say

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# Today is Baxter Day

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# I could tell jokes to an alien crowd

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# Somewhere in outer space... #

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What has two heads and giggles a lot?

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I don't know, but it's crawling on your face!

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# Stop by the Moon just to make sure

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# It's really made of cheese

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# The thing I love best about this kind of day

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# Is that we can do whatever we please

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# Cos it's Baxter Day

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# Yes, it's Baxter Day!

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# Stop whatever you're doing Let me hear you say

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# Today is Baxter Day

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# No need for presents There's nothing I need

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# You won't find it at a store in the mall

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# We're together and that's my gift... #

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It's the very best present of all.

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# We could just sleep late

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# If that's what we wanted to do

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# We could even stay in pyjamas all day

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# And maybe eat a snack or...five

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# We could just read books

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# Stories that would make us laugh

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# And if we got dirty

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# We wouldn't even have to take a bath... # You know why?

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# Cos it's Baxter Day

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# Oh, yeah! It's Baxter Day!

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# Stop whatever you're doing Let me hear you say

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# Today is Baxter Day

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# It's just a relaxer day

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# Yes, today is Baxter Day. #

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All day, that is!

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Yeah, it is a good idea! But my mom would never go for it.

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-You don't know for sure unless you ask her.

-Hmm!

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Ugh! Did you put sugar in these brownies, Binky?

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Sugar! So that's what makes them sweet!

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HE WHISTLES

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-What's that?!

-It's our tree, silly!

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-But... But it's all fluffy!

-So?

-It's not like a Christmas tree.

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-What do you mean?

-Gold and silver balls and popcorn, not unicorns.

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-Make the rest of the tree how you want it.

-I'll help!

-No, you won't!

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Huh!

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Hmm. There!

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I guess, if you cover the bottom part...

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It still looks weird.

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Come on, Arthur, we don't want to be late for church.

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'# Tina, Tina, tiny Tina Tina, Tina, tiny Tina

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'# Tina the talking tabby... #'

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Dad, can we please put something else on?

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'# Crazy bus, crazy bus

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'# Riding on a crazy bus... #

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Ohhh!

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CHURCH BELLS RING

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-Arthur, I got you a present.

-Really?

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The first slice of my banana bread.

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-Uh, thanks.

-Aren't you going to try it?

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Ugh! Did you peel the bananas?

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"Peel bananas."

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"To Mom, love Arthur."

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Mom is going to be so surprised.

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I can't wait till she opens it.

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It's not so bad looking, really. See you bright and early, tree.

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Is there a fire in the fireplace?

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No. Why?

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So Santa doesn't get burnt, silly!

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Am I the only one thinking of Santa's best interests?

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Here's a snack for him.

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It's a long way from the North Pole.

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Stop! Those are Santa's cookies.

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Kids like you get lumps of coal.

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Follow me. There's one more thing we have to do.

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-What's that for?

-The reindeer. They get thirsty too.

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Look! A snowflake!

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It's going to...!

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..rain.

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Even if it doesn't snow tomorrow, it's still Christmas.

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Mom is going to love that bird. At least that will be perfect.

0:26:470:26:52

Good night, boy.

0:26:520:26:54

-CRASH

-What was that?

0:26:540:26:57

I was coming to drop off presents when the truck started smoking!

0:26:570:27:02

Arthur, look who's here.

0:27:020:27:06

-Uncle Fred!

-Hey, Arthur, how the heck are you?

0:27:060:27:10

Sorry about the fence. I had trouble parking. Clumsy me!

0:27:100:27:16

-HE LAUGHS

-Cut it out, Rory!

0:27:170:27:21

Rory just loves Pal!

0:27:250:27:28

PAL GROWLS

0:27:410:27:44

Arthur, back to bed. You'll see Uncle Fred tomorrow.

0:27:490:27:54

That's great! Good night, Uncle Fred. Come on, Pal.

0:27:540:27:59

Pal? Oh, no!

0:27:590:28:02

DOGS GROWL

0:28:020:28:05

HE GASPS

0:28:070:28:09

Aaagh!

0:28:090:28:11

No! Rory, Pal!

0:28:110:28:15

Stop it!

0:28:150:28:17

Give that back! It's Mom's present!

0:28:230:28:28

High-ya! Whoa! Whoa!

0:28:330:28:36

The truck broke down outside your house. What a coincidence!

0:28:360:28:42

-Fred, your tea.

-Whoops! Clumsy me!

0:28:420:28:46

I'll get some paper towels. We've got napkins.

0:28:460:28:51

-I'll get it.

-BOTH: Ow!

0:28:510:28:53

Whoa! Rory, stop, you'll break it!

0:28:530:28:57

It's not a doggy toy! Oh, no!

0:28:570:29:01

Get out of the way, Pal!

0:29:010:29:03

Phew!

0:29:130:29:15

-Arthur, back to bed now!

-But...

0:29:200:29:23

No buts. You and Pal can play with Rory tomorrow.

0:29:230:29:27

It'll be safe in here.

0:29:350:29:38

It's...Christmas!

0:29:540:29:57

Wake up, everyone! It's Christmas!

0:29:570:30:00

-Arthur, wake up! It's Christmas!

-Huh?

0:30:000:30:04

Mommy, Daddy, Christmas is here! Wake up!

0:30:040:30:08

Time to open presents! Time to...!

0:30:080:30:11

Ohh...!

0:30:140:30:16

Ho, ho! Well, hello there!

0:30:190:30:23

Ow!

0:30:260:30:28

Merry Christmas, Uncle Fred.

0:30:320:30:35

Merry Christmas, sport!

0:30:350:30:38

Santa's in our bathroom! He has a big white beard and a red suit.

0:30:380:30:43

It was really, really him!

0:30:430:30:46

All right. All right.

0:30:460:30:49

Santa! Are you through in there?

0:30:530:30:56

I want you to meet my dad!

0:30:560:30:59

I think Santa's hard of hearing.

0:31:120:31:16

Aaagh!

0:31:180:31:21

Can't a kid get any privacy?!

0:31:210:31:25

Oops! Sorry!

0:31:250:31:28

SHE GIGGLES NERVOUSLY

0:31:290:31:32

Hey, Mom, wake up! It's Christmas!

0:31:340:31:37

Really?! Are you sure?

0:31:370:31:40

Yep - see.

0:31:400:31:44

OK! Let's get this show on the road.

0:31:440:31:48

Cool! It's Cybercod!

0:31:500:31:53

I'm sorry, Buster. We can return it.

0:31:530:31:56

-Huh? Why?

-Because you already have that one.

0:31:560:32:00

-I found it in your room after I bought that one.

-That's Technotrout.

0:32:000:32:05

He has a speckled belly and he doesn't have Cybercod's kung fu fin.

0:32:050:32:10

Oh, thank goodness!

0:32:100:32:13

Oh, no! The pancakes are burning! The pancakes are burning!

0:32:130:32:18

SMOKE ALARM BEEPS I like them brown.

0:32:180:32:22

-Or black.

-Ohh!

0:32:250:32:28

Got it!

0:32:320:32:34

-SHE GASPS

-A Cindy Crawfish mini make-up kit!

0:32:340:32:38

Thank you, Mom and Dad!

0:32:380:32:41

Let's see. That makes...

0:32:410:32:45

37 presents, including the calculator. The best Christmas ever.

0:32:450:32:50

I can't wait to try this out!

0:32:540:32:57

I don't need make-up. I'm already beautiful.

0:32:590:33:04

Francine doesn't have any and she sure could use some!

0:33:040:33:09

Oh, wait. I can't call her. We're not friends any more.

0:33:110:33:16

Who am I going to tell about all my cool presents?

0:33:160:33:21

# I got a clubhouse

0:33:230:33:26

# I think it's the biggest in the world

0:33:260:33:30

# I'd be the princess

0:33:300:33:32

# And Francine our serving girl

0:33:320:33:36

# It'd be so neat

0:33:360:33:39

# And if she was sweet

0:33:390:33:42

# I might even let her

0:33:420:33:46

# Be queen

0:33:460:33:48

# But not this year

0:33:480:33:51

# Cos I can't call Francine

0:33:510:33:57

# Check out this toy train

0:34:000:34:03

# Something Francine would love to use

0:34:030:34:06

# Maybe she'd drive it

0:34:060:34:08

# While I ate cake in the caboose

0:34:080:34:12

# I'd be warm in my stole

0:34:120:34:15

# While she shovelled coal

0:34:150:34:18

# Till there was nothing we hadn't seen

0:34:180:34:24

# But not this year

0:34:260:34:28

# Cos I can't call Francine

0:34:280:34:33

# These video games are just so lame

0:34:370:34:40

# When you only play the computer

0:34:400:34:44

# And who will I take to see Swan Lake?

0:34:440:34:47

# I guess I will bring my tutor... #

0:34:470:34:50

That'll be a lot of fun(!)

0:34:500:34:53

# Here is a puzzle

0:34:580:35:01

# It's in 20,000 pieces

0:35:020:35:05

# Maybe I'll finish it

0:35:050:35:07

# By the time I have grandnieces

0:35:070:35:11

# Oh, I got pretty dolls

0:35:110:35:14

# Stuffed animals

0:35:150:35:17

# A miniature submarine

0:35:180:35:23

# But what good are presents?

0:35:240:35:27

# I find them so unpleasant

0:35:270:35:30

# Who wants presents

0:35:300:35:33

# If I can't share them with...

0:35:330:35:36

# Francine

0:35:370:35:40

# Francine

0:35:410:35:43

# Francine. #

0:35:430:35:46

Ohh!

0:35:460:35:48

SHE SOBS

0:35:490:35:51

Sweetums, let's take the Rolls out for a spin.

0:35:540:35:58

Maybe it'll take your mind off things.

0:35:580:36:03

- Great coffee, David. - It's not coffee, it's ground bark.

0:36:100:36:15

They didn't have coffee in ancient Jerusalem.

0:36:150:36:19

What does your brother Fred do?

0:36:190:36:22

He works in a china shop.

0:36:220:36:25

You like the little rattle, don't you? Oops!

0:36:250:36:30

It WAS Santa in the bathroom!

0:36:350:36:38

It was probably just Uncle Fred.

0:36:380:36:42

-Since when does Uncle Fred have a white beard?

-Santa works at night.

0:36:420:36:49

He was late - probably because you wrote my wish list wrong!

0:36:490:36:55

Attention, everyone! It's time we got started on those presents!

0:36:570:37:02

Finally!

0:37:020:37:04

Wait! Don't start without me.

0:37:040:37:08

This is going to be so good! I can't wait to see Mom's expression.

0:37:120:37:17

SHE GASPS This is beautiful!

0:37:190:37:22

It's the best present ever! Arthur, you're perfect!

0:37:220:37:28

She's right, Arthur, you ARE perfect.

0:37:280:37:32

You're a grade A grandson!

0:37:320:37:35

Here, dear. It's the Little Angel award.

0:37:350:37:39

A special prize only given to perfect children.

0:37:390:37:43

What about me, Grandma? Aren't I perfect too?

0:37:430:37:48

You're almost perfect, honey.

0:37:480:37:52

Come on! It's time for the parade.

0:37:520:37:56

CHEERING

0:37:560:37:59

'What a turn-out for this Heroes Of The 20th Century parade!

0:37:590:38:04

'There's Albert Einstein, moving much slower than the speed of light.

0:38:040:38:10

'And Mahatma Gandhi, showing no resistance to this adoring crowd.

0:38:100:38:17

'And is that...? Yes, it is! It's the Arthur Read balloon!

0:38:170:38:22

'The crowd is going wild - and with good reason!

0:38:230:38:28

'Arthur is the perfect 8-year-old.

0:38:280:38:31

CROWD CHANT: Arthur! Arthur! Arthur!

0:38:310:38:34

Oop!

0:38:480:38:50

Oh, please don't be...!

0:39:030:39:05

Oh, no!

0:39:070:39:10

For Monsieur, fromage americain in a blanket of hen eggs.

0:39:200:39:26

Huh? I ordered a cheese omelette.

0:39:260:39:30

Huh! It IS a cheese omelette.

0:39:300:39:33

This is the smallest piece of broccoli I've ever seen.

0:39:330:39:37

It's parsley. It's just a garnish.

0:39:370:39:40

Mmm! Delicious! Could I have a side order of that?

0:39:400:39:45

HE SIGHS

0:39:450:39:47

-Are you having a good Christmas, sweetie?

-Oh, yeah, great.

0:39:470:39:52

-It's just...

-What? It's the restaurant, isn't it?

0:39:520:39:57

We don't have to stay if you don't like it.

0:39:570:40:02

'You've got tell her Christmas doesn't have to be such a big deal.'

0:40:020:40:08

Mom...

0:40:080:40:10

Everything's just great.

0:40:100:40:14

Ohh!

0:40:140:40:17

Monsieur, herring puree with melted Gruyere...

0:40:170:40:21

on your clean white shirt.

0:40:210:40:25

-< Sorry!

-Huh!

0:40:250:40:28

This is torture! Can't wait...

0:40:300:40:34

much longer!

0:40:340:40:37

-Where's Arthur?!

-He said he'd be down in just a minute.

0:40:370:40:42

I'll go see what's taking him.

0:40:420:40:45

Hey, little buddy...!

0:40:480:40:52

Everybody's waiting. What's wrong?

0:40:520:40:55

This is what's wrong.

0:40:550:40:59

It's my present for Mom. I broke it.

0:40:590:41:02

-We could glue it back together.

-No! It would look terrible!

0:41:020:41:08

-Everything's ruined!

-That's a shame.

0:41:080:41:12

But Christmas isn't just about presents.

0:41:120:41:15

That's what grown-ups always say, but she was really going to like it.

0:41:150:41:22

It's not over yet. There's still the whole day ahead.

0:41:220:41:27

-Let's go back down.

-With my luck, I'll probably knock over the tree.

0:41:270:41:33

Hey! That's my job!

0:41:330:41:36

Ta-da! One Kwanzaa cream special.

0:41:500:41:54

It symbolises freedom, unity and the African struggle for freedom.

0:41:540:42:01

Thanks, but I'm not hungry. Why aren't you at home?

0:42:010:42:06

-Today's a holiday.

-Not for me.

0:42:060:42:08

-Kwanzaa doesn't start until tomorrow.

-Oh.

0:42:080:42:12

Next year can I have a Kwanzaa party?

0:42:120:42:17

Sure, pookie. Why?

0:42:170:42:19

Cos maybe Francine will be able to come.

0:42:190:42:25

Another Vegenator! Now I'll have a back-up if these two break.

0:42:360:42:41

I know what this must be.

0:42:560:42:59

It's...!

0:43:030:43:05

a duck!

0:43:050:43:08

It's not just any duck, honey.

0:43:080:43:11

It can say 5,000 different things.

0:43:110:43:15

Can it say miaow?

0:43:150:43:18

Um, probably...not.

0:43:180:43:21

-Are you upset?

-No.

0:43:210:43:24

I wanted Tina the talking tabby!

0:43:270:43:31

I wanted Tina the talking tabby!

0:43:310:43:35

I wanted Tina...!

0:43:350:43:39

SHE WAILS

0:43:390:43:42

Santa, how could you? This is the worst Christmas ever!

0:43:420:43:48

Hello! I'm Quackers!

0:43:480:43:52

I love you. Do you love me?

0:43:520:43:56

You're kind of cute for someone who's not a kitty.

0:43:560:44:02

Quack-a-doodle-doo!

0:44:020:44:05

SHE GIGGLES

0:44:050:44:07

Ooh, Dad, this is lovely!

0:44:120:44:15

Nothing's too good for my little girl.

0:44:150:44:19

Ohh!

0:44:190:44:21

'Mom probably thinks I forgot to get her a present.'

0:44:210:44:26

THEY ALL LAUGH AND CHATTER

0:44:260:44:30

Twice?! I can understand breaking my bird once, but twice?!

0:44:330:44:39

Dear, he's inherited the clumsy gene.

0:44:390:44:43

-He's even worse than me!

-THEY ALL GASP

0:44:430:44:47

Dufus! Dufus! HE CHUCKLES

0:44:470:44:50

Binky, you're not supposed to be in this fantasy.

0:44:500:44:55

Oh. Sorry. Try my peach cobbler?

0:44:550:44:59

Get out!

0:44:590:45:01

'I'd rather Mom thinks I'm a dufus than that I didn't get her anything.

0:45:010:45:08

'This isn't going to be easy.

0:45:080:45:11

Mom, I've got something to tell you.

0:45:110:45:15

Wait a minute. There's still one more present.

0:45:150:45:20

It's for you, Jane, from Arthur.

0:45:200:45:24

It is?!

0:45:240:45:27

Arthur, this is beautiful!

0:45:310:45:35

It's the tea set that Fred broke.

0:45:350:45:38

Better keep it away from me!

0:45:380:45:41

Thank you, Arthur. I'm really touched.

0:45:410:45:45

-But I...!

-There's a tow truck outside.

0:45:450:45:50

It's the mechanic! I didn't think anybody would fix my truck today.

0:45:500:45:56

But I guess miracles DO happen.

0:45:560:45:59

- More, Frankie? - I'm stuffed!

0:46:020:46:06

DOORBELL Who could that be?

0:46:060:46:10

-Muffy?!

-Hi, Francine. We were just in the neighbourhood

0:46:110:46:16

and decided to drop by.

0:46:160:46:19

OK. I'm sorry I didn't listen to you.

0:46:210:46:26

You're my best friend and that party was important to me.

0:46:260:46:30

I want to show you something.

0:46:300:46:33

Our menorah. My great-grandmother brought it from Poland.

0:46:330:46:39

On the last night of Chanukah, all my relatives come to our house.

0:46:390:46:45

'Everyone brings a dish of food.

0:46:470:46:50

'And we have a pot luck dinner.

0:46:510:46:54

You're going to love my cooking!

0:46:540:46:57

THEY SING IN HEBREW

0:47:020:47:05

'After we say the prayer, we put the menorah in the window.

0:47:210:47:28

'It's a beautiful moment. I feel I'm part of something special.'

0:47:280:47:33

-Do you understand why that's really important to me?

-Yeah, I do.

0:47:380:47:44

I'm sorry. I should have listened.

0:47:440:47:47

We have another special tradition,

0:47:470:47:50

something we do every year at Christmas.

0:47:500:47:55

What's that?

0:47:550:47:57

BOTH: Go to the movies!

0:47:570:47:59

Come on, get your coat.

0:47:590:48:02

This profiterole keeps rolling away. I should've had the ice cream.

0:48:030:48:08

-We've got tickets for the Penguins On Ice Christmas Special.

-Mom!

0:48:080:48:14

-Then we'll watch It's A Wonderful Life for the fifth time...

-MOM!

0:48:140:48:20

-Yes, dear?

-This has been a great Christmas so far.

0:48:200:48:25

It has?! Oh, I'm so relieved!

0:48:250:48:29

But maybe it doesn't have to be so great.

0:48:290:48:33

Maybe it could be a day where we just...relax.

0:48:330:48:37

Relax?! On Christmas?!

0:48:370:48:40

-You could sleep late.

-Hmm!

0:48:400:48:42

We don't have to call it Christmas. It could be our own holiday.

0:48:420:48:47

Baxter Day.

0:48:470:48:50

Check, please!

0:48:500:48:52

-Ohhh!

-Sorry!

0:48:550:48:58

David, you really outdid yourself this time.

0:49:060:49:11

I'm going to have to get a new belt!

0:49:110:49:14

This halva is delicious! I want to eat like this every Christmas.

0:49:140:49:19

-Pass the dates, Mom.

-I love this olive depitter.

0:49:190:49:24

Good news! The mechanic was able to fix the truck!

0:49:290:49:34

Looks like we're going to Florida after all!

0:49:340:49:38

-That was your present, wasn't it?

-But it was nicer coming from you.

0:49:430:49:48

Thanks, Uncle Fred. You were right - it was a good Christmas after all.

0:49:480:49:54

You don't always get what you want.

0:49:540:49:57

Sometimes you get something better.

0:49:570:50:00

All right! Let's get you two down to the garage.

0:50:000:50:04

ALL: Goodbye! Safe trip!

0:50:070:50:10

Bye-bye, Uncle Fred!

0:50:100:50:13

I love you!

0:50:130:50:15

So long, everyone!

0:50:150:50:18

Sorry!

0:50:210:50:23

Ohh! Like father like son!

0:50:270:50:30

It's snowing!

0:50:370:50:39

It's snowing!!

0:50:390:50:41

This HAS been a perfect Christmas!

0:50:410:50:45

# Snowflakes falling real slowly

0:50:470:50:52

# Everything looks so pretty

0:50:520:50:56

# The day's almost done

0:50:560:50:58

# I wonder what everyone's

0:50:580:51:01

# Doing in Elwood City. #

0:51:010:51:05

THEY SING IN SWEDISH

0:51:060:51:09

Excellent!

0:51:220:51:24

- Mmm! These are terrific, son! - Thanks!

0:51:290:51:35

HE CHUCKLES

0:51:350:51:38

We'll have a math test on January 15th,

0:51:380:51:42

and a history test on January 20th,

0:51:420:51:45

a geography quiz on February 1st!

0:51:450:51:48

It's going to be a great year!

0:51:480:51:51

How about that? Is that a UFO?

0:52:040:52:07

Mmm, no, that's just a satellite.

0:52:070:52:11

Happy Baxter Day, Mom!

0:52:110:52:14

# Sometimes the thing you hope for

0:52:170:52:22

# Isn't the thing you get

0:52:220:52:26

# But after today I just have to say

0:52:260:52:30

# This was the best Christmas yet. #

0:52:300:52:38

Arthur, come inside before you catch pew-monia!

0:52:390:52:44

-Do you still like Santa even though you didn't get what you wanted?

-Yes!

0:52:440:52:50

He knew that I would like Quackers better than Tina.

0:52:500:52:55

Look! I can even make him sing.

0:52:550:52:58

# Quick, quack, quatty-quack

0:52:580:53:01

# Squeeze my belly Squeeze my back... #

0:53:010:53:04

Oh, no!

0:53:040:53:07

# Quicky, quacky, doodly-doo... #

0:53:070:53:11

# Happy holidays, everyone!

0:53:140:53:17

# Quick, quack, quatty-quack... #

0:53:170:53:19

DW, turn that thing off!

0:53:190:53:22

# Have a boogie-woogie Christmas And a rockin' and a reelin' New Year

0:53:220:53:26

# Have a boogie-woogie Christmas And a rockin' and a reelin' New Year

0:53:280:53:32

# It's one for the money Two feet of snow

0:53:330:53:36

# Three, you're not ready It's 40 below

0:53:360:53:38

# Have a boogie-woogie Christmas and a rockin' and a reelin' New Year! #

0:53:380:53:42

Arthur, DW and their family and friends are frantically making preparations for the holiday season, including perfect gifts, perfect parties and perfect family traditions. Arthur soon discovers that perfection is hard to come by and worries that Christmas won't be as great as he hopes.