Believe it or not, the latest addition to the Christmas movie genre, Arthur Christmas, is kind of fun. When we caught a sneak peek, we were impressed with how this Aardman Animations film plays with the mythology of Santa Claus, and turned the reign of Claus into into a bit of a monarchy.

These first ever clips from the holiday film show off the great legacy of Santa, and all the Mission Impossible-esque updates the family has implemented to make Christmas possible in today's world. Plus enjoy one sweet letter from a little girl, asking why she can't see the North Pole workshop on Google Earth.