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Arthur Christmas Quotes

Arthur Christmas is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . Arthur Christmas ended in 1970.

It features Steve Pegram as producer, Harry Gregson-Williams in charge of musical score, and Jericca Cleland as head of cinematography.

Arthur Christmas is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Arthur Christmas is 97 minutes long. Arthur Christmas is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: James McAvoy as Arthur, Hugh Laurie as Steve, Ashley Jensen as Bryony, Laura Linney as North Pole Computer, Marc Wootton as Peter, Bill Nighy as Santa, Laura Linney as S-1 Computer, Ashley Jensen as Elf, Ramona Marquez as Gwen, and Ryan Patrick Donahoe as Pedro.

Arthur Christmas Quotes

Bill Nighy as Santa

  • (Bill Nighy) "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Tonight we delivered Two Billion presents, on this my 70th Mission."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Oh Thank you. Didn't I just think that sometimes I could not possibly do it all without you. And my splendid Margaret,"
  • (Bill Nighy) "who stood by me for all these years, being very able doing all that stuff that women do while their husbands are at work, and Arthur doing all that vital work in Maintenance."
  • (James McAvoy) "I work in letters, dad."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Oh. Letters, Of course, I'm so so sorry."
  • (James McAvoy) "You moved me when I melted down that elf plug."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Yes. Now. Many years ago, my Father told me"
  • (Bill Nighy) "that being Santa is the best job in the world. He was right. I Loved It. I can't wait for year 71."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Merry Christmas Everyone."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Margaret. Hand me my 'Me' Suit. All sorted. Steve is holding the fort, While I deliver the present. And find Arthur and Father."
  • (Mrs. Santa) "Well done, dear. Trelew is on course for 187.7 degrees from the geographic pole"
  • (Mrs. Santa) "As it is the 'old sleigh' we should allow drift margin for one thousand miles outside the Greenwich meridian. I've got a sweater for Arthur, your Father's pills and some sweet tea."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Okay. Let's do it."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Trelew. Out with the Old, In with the New."
  • (Mrs. Santa) "Well Done, Dear."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Poor Arthur. He tried so hard. He slumped again."
  • (Mrs. Santa) "Off course not, Dear. We are here. The little girl will get her present. I think he has done rather Splendidly."
  • (Bill Nighy) "My Margaret."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Good morning Gwen. Ho Ho Ho etc. Apologies for the minor delay, I am sure that even a child can understand that in a operation as complex as Christmas there is always a slightly insignificant margin of error, which is you. As a gesture, I have upgraded you to the"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Glamour Fast Ultra X3, which retails at $9.99 more than your requested gift. Bigger and Better. You wouldn't mind just signing a legal waver?"
  • (Ryan Patrick Donahoe) "No bien el señor. Soy Pedro."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "What? P-Pedro? A Boy? A Spanish Boy? This is an error. No Hablo Espanol."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Look. Will you? No. No. No. Please don't cry. Please don't cry. No crying. No sobbing."

James McAvoy as Arthur

  • (James McAvoy) "A Child has been missed."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Not Necessarily."
  • (James McAvoy) "A Child has been missed."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Do you really want to wake up the whole north pole?"
  • (James McAvoy) "Good Idea."
  • (James McAvoy) "A CHILD HAS BEEN MISSED."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "ARTHUR."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Is everything alright?"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "There has been a glitch."
  • (James McAvoy) "A Glitch? We have missed a child."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Really? Oh dear. Oh Dear. That is awful, How did you let it happen, Steve?"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "How did I? I thought it was your mission."
  • (Bill Nighy) "This is your department."
  • (James McAvoy) "What are we going to do?"
  • (Bill Nighy) "We must -- um -- What must we do, Steve?"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "There is nothing to do. The mission was successful."
  • (James McAvoy) "But we cannot leave a child out of Christmas?"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Sunrise at destination is 7:39 AM. There is no way to get there on time, except, of course for the S-1."
  • (Bill Nighy) "The S-1? Right then, let's do it."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "No. That is not a good idea. The S-1 has already traveled some Seven Million miles. We could damage it."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Oh Dear."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Not only that, but we could also risk the lives of the elves"
  • (Bill Nighy) "Oh Deary me."
  • (Grandsanta) "You were right, Arthur. It doesn't matter how Santa's gift gets there. It doesn't matter if it is Mr Postman in his Spaceship."
  • (James McAvoy) "Just as long as it gets there."
  • (Grandsanta) "You made it happen, Lad. No-one got left out."
  • (James McAvoy) "Why are we taking this reindeer? It isn't a real one. It's a fake."
  • (Grandsanta) "It is for Gwen. Eight beautiful reindeer. Isn't that what she is dreaming of? The jingly bells, The Sleigh on the roof. Not some kind of spaceship. We are supposed to be giving her the star treatment."
  • (Grandsanta) "What is the matter now?"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "We have a waker, Sir."
  • (Grandsanta) "Christmas 1923, I had a heart attack at the reigns. Left ventricle popped out my mouth, pushed it back down and carried on."
  • (James McAvoy) "Big isn't it? The Atlantic. Do you think we should stop and ask someone?"
  • (Grandsanta) "Fishy nibbles, come on, we are nearly there."
  • (Grandsanta) "You see, I take the north star, there, a fixed point, and I plot my bearings --"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "That's a plane, Sir."
  • (Grandsanta) "It's a Co-ordination, Elf, I'll have you harpooned."
  • (James McAvoy) "I thought it would be chillier here in England?"
  • (Grandsanta) "Globular Warming."
  • (Grandsanta) "Hah. There it is. Told you."
  • (James McAvoy) "Wow. England?"
  • (James McAvoy) "Yyaaarrggh."
  • (Grandsanta) "Maybe we pullled to the right a bit since we're a reindeer short. France. Bonjour. Ou est la Boulangerie?"
  • (James McAvoy) "They have elephants in France?"
  • (Grandsanta) "The odd stray, they breed in the drains. Come this way, everyone."
  • (Grandsanta) "Paris zoo?"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "This must be where they keep the lions."
  • (James McAvoy) "Steve. Steve. Don't be upset. You Keep this so you can be Santa next time."
  • (James McAvoy) "That will be you next, Steve. Next year I bet. You will be a great Santa."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "How many times, Arthur? It's the North Pole. Shut the doors, For Goodness Sake."
  • (James McAvoy) "What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? -- Tinselitis."
  • (James McAvoy) "Isn't this the best bit of Christmas?"
  • (Mrs. Santa) "It certainly is, Arthur. The whole family together."
  • (Mrs. Santa) "How about a toast, Malcolm?"
  • (Bill Nighy) "Oh -- mmm -- , Well, here's to me, to an even better job next year."
  • (James McAvoy) "You're already the perfect dad."
  • (Grandsanta) "Hah. That turkey did more than him."
  • (Bill Nighy) "You wouldn't understand, Father. I've rather moved things on since your day, Hey Steve?"
  • (Grandsanta) "Forget Techno Tommy, he's texting on his calculator after every job"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "It's a Hand-held Operational and Homing Organizer, The HO-HO 3000."
  • (Grandsanta) "Whooooh. Whoopy-doo. Aren't you the Fancy Nancy. Doesn't matter what you come up with, Son, you maybe be the next in line, but you'll never get to be Santa unless you 'Knock Him Off'"
  • (James McAvoy) "Hummm. I've got you all a present. After all the hard work, I wanted everyone to have some 'Christmas Fun'"
  • (James McAvoy) "Ta-Daah."
  • (James McAvoy) "We come in peace. Our craft has to travel around the world in less than one hour. We need a part for our craft. I could pay you but where I come from, we don't have money."
  • (James McAvoy) "There is a Child without a present."
  • (Hugh Laurie) "Arthur. Christmas is not a time for emotion."
  • (James McAvoy) "It just can't be, It can't be, just can't be, it j-j-j-just CAN'T BE."
  • (Grandsanta) "What is all this fuss about, Young man?"
  • (James McAvoy) "Grandsanta, It is this little girl, She has been missed."
  • (Grandsanta) "Ha-Ha. So much for your brother's fancy-pants technology."
  • (James McAvoy) "Back there, Steven's dad but that's impossible."
  • (Grandsanta) "Is it now? Missed a child? Dear, Oh Dear, it sends shivers up and down my shin"
  • (James McAvoy) "In two hours, she is going to wake up, tear downstairs, search under the tree and -- The look on her face. When she finds that there is nothing there, she won't understand. She will think that she is the only one kid in the whole world that Santa does not care about. She will feel so left out."
  • (James McAvoy) "On Christmas night, HE COMES. Gwen cannot fail to have a present from Santa."
  • (Grandsanta) "Do you know Arthur? There IS a way."
  • (James McAvoy) "It's impossible."
  • (Grandsanta) "They used to say that it was impossible to teach women to read. Follow me."
  • (James McAvoy) "They can see us."
  • (Grandsanta) "Well, pull the camouflage lever."
  • (Grandsanta) "Not that one, that's a steam train."
  • (Grandsanta) "Bash it with a brick, Arthur. Go on."
  • (James McAvoy) "It just won't --"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "It may just be a wrapping operative, sir, but this contravenes specific mission regulations."
  • (Grandsanta) "I'm in charge here, not Billy the Bureaucratic."
  • (James McAvoy) "It's Stuck."
  • (Grandsanta) "Elf. Wrap your head."
  • (Grandsanta) "Come on, Lad, you're as much use as a cheese chopstick."
  • (James McAvoy) "Got it. Oh NO."
  • (Grandsanta) "Oh my big old Betty, It will have to do, Pass it down."
  • (Ashley Jensen) "There isn't enough room to breathe. I've got nine seconds left before I black out."
  • (Grandsanta) "One Breath"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "Sir."
  • (Grandsanta) "Just One Breath."
  • (Grandsanta) "Hurry Up Arthur."
  • (James McAvoy) "But don't we need a whole one to balance the sleigh."
  • (Grandsanta) "Oh it won't balance the sleigh. If anything it will only slow us down"
  • (James McAvoy) "So why are we taking it?"
  • (Grandsanta) "It's for Gwen. Eight beautiful reindeer. That is what she is dreaming of, The Jingly bells, the sleigh on the roof --"
  • (Grandsanta) "What now?"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "We have a waker, Sir."
  • (James McAvoy) "This Picture, This Drawing. It isn't of Dad, or You, or Steve. This is Santa. Ha-Ha. And as long as we can get the bike to Gwen before dawn, then Santa CAME. AND HE CARES. Ha-Ha."
  • (James McAvoy) "Jingle Bells. Jingle Bells. Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to reach Gwen Hines on Christmas Day, Wha-Hey."
  • (James McAvoy) "Jingle Bells. This Boat Smells. Three Thousand miles to go."
  • (Grandsanta) "I've seen this before. Sleigh fever they call it. The Pressure of Christmas sends a man doo-lellied-tap. Santa Claus XVI of 1802. Every child that year got a sausage nailed to a piece of bark."
  • (Ashley Jensen) "Arthur. Do you really think you can row the Atlantic Ocean in the next"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "Thirty-seven minutes?"
  • (James McAvoy) "It's not too late yet. We just have to keep going."
  • (Grandsanta) "We need a blunt Instrument, knock him out and then regroup"
  • (Ashley Jensen) "You do know that we are going round in circles?"
  • (Grandsanta) "Do you know? We are not the only ones. Maybe I will see Evie again."
  • (James McAvoy) "What do you mean?"
  • (Grandsanta) "Reindeer are brave, powerful beasts, but they are also dappled creatures with twigs on their heads. They will just keep going in straight lines right around the world. They will be way up in the sky, flying at unimaginable speeds, but they'll pass right over our heads."
  • (James McAvoy) "Great. We CAN get the sleigh back."

Hugh Laurie as Steve

  • (Hugh Laurie) "Okay, lets show them people, 'Operation Santa Claus is coming to town.'"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "OK. OK. I'm not very good with children. Does that make me a Bad Santa?"
  • (Hugh Laurie) "You're hardly Perfect. Let me Guess. You put in the address, saw a List of Trelews, and just clicked on the First one? Just like Arthur?"
  • (Bill Nighy) "Am I?"
  • (Laura Linney) "North Pole Incoming."
  • (Ashley Jensen) "Sir. The Soldiers have just shot the sleigh. But look. It's Arthur. He's still going."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Arthur?"

Ashley Jensen as Bryony

  • (Ashley Jensen) "They're waiting for us. We were on the News."
  • (Grandsanta) "Older technology against my 'Evie'"
  • (James McAvoy) "I know what. Let's do it with worry."
  • (Grandsanta) "Santa mustn't be seen, hey lads. Let's give them military soldiers something to shoot at."
  • (Grandsanta) "Take us to your leader."
  • (Ashley Jensen) "When you put the address into the Ho-Ho what did you see?"
  • (James McAvoy) "I Saw a list of Trelews, I Just clicked on the first one."
  • (Ashley Jensen) "Which was not Trelew, England. We're in the Wrong Trelew."
  • (Ashley Jensen) "Drop complete. And we have our new Santa."
  • (Laura Linney) "Christmas Accomplished."
  • (Mrs. Santa) "Arthur."
  • (Laura Linney) "Commence Decking Halls. Congratulations Arthur."
  • (Marc Wootton) "Do you know what I've always liked about Arthur? I think he likes espresso?"

Ramona Marquez as Gwen

  • (Ramona Marquez) "Dear Santa. Are you real? If you live at the North pole, how come I can't see your house when I look on Google Earth? Are you Saint Nicholas? Because you would be very old. How do you have time to read all the letters from all the children in the world? How many cookies and mince pies have you eaten in all of history? How do you get all the presents in the sack? Does your sack have to get bigger every year because of Exponential Population Growth? And, How do you get down the chimneys? I put my head in mine and it is really small. Even if you could just squeeze down it in just one minute, there are also nine other houses on my block so that would make it about ten minutes and there are millions of roads in the world. It must be so hard being Santa these days. What if after all that, I am staying at my Grandma's? Santa. How can you get round the whole world in just one night? My friends say that you would have to go so fast that it would make you and the sleigh and the reindeers all burn up. For Christmas, I would LOVE a Pink Twinkle Bike complete with stabilizers. But please do not bring it if it makes you and the reindeers burn. Love Gwen Hines, 23 Mimosa Avenue, Trelew, Cornwall, England."
  • (James McAvoy) "Dear Gwen. Thank you for your Letter and What a Brilliant Picture. Your request for a Pink Twinkle Bike will be passed onto Santa. Yes. Do believe in Santa. He is real. He is the greatest man ever. And he can get around the world to every child without a single reindeer getting roasted ali -- hurt. I assure you, by the time the sun rises on Christmas Morning, he will surely get to you using his special magic."

Laura Linney as S-1 Computer

  • (Laura Linney) "And may One Hundred Percent of your Christmases be White."

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