In this year’s fun-filled holiday adventure by Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation, Arthur Christmas, Arthur just wanted Christmas “to be perfect for every kid.” Now, you and your children can come along on Arthur’s journey to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in the latest iStoryTime movie storybook.

Arthur Christmas (iPad 2) - Animations

Get further immersed in the story by watching brief animations embedded in some pages

Christmases have come and Christmases have gone, but everyone wonders exactly how it’s done. From reindeer and magic dust to HoHo gadgets and Mission Control, it’s time to find out how presents reach your home. But in the chaos of it all, one girl was forgotten. Tagging along on a wild ride, discover how a worrywart North Pole mail agent faces his fears and carries out the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring voice performances by James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Ashley Jensen, and more, the film and this eBook provide hilarious entertainment that’s perfect for the entire family.

Arthur Christmas (iPad 2) - Menu

Access the main menu, page index, cheer and countdown meters by tapping the top-right button

Similar to the rest of the iStoryTime collection, the Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook contains audio, images, and quotes directly from the film. In addition, some pages contain short animations that can be controlled with a simple to use slider. Providing a movie-like “auto play” reading mode, a “read to me” professional narration mode with manual page turning, and a “read to myself” traditional book mode allows kids to enjoy the story to the highest degree no matter when, where, and whom they share the experience with.

Children can go beyond the story by taking part in three micro-games, including Lull the Lions and Wrap the Bike, and count down to the very last second until the unforgettable moment with the Christmas Meter.

Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook is a universal app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 4.2 or later, and available in the App Store for $3.99.