During their family Christmas dinner, Malcolm and Steve quarrel, while Malcolm’s father and predecessor Grandsanta, bored by retirement, expresses resentment of the modernization. Steve’s PDA alerts him, and he hurries away from the table. Arthur follows Steve, and the two learn that an elf named Bryony Shelfley has found the missed present—a wrapped bicycle for a little girl in Trelew, Cornwall named Gwen, to whose letter Arthur had personally responded. Arthur alerts his father, who is at a loss; Steve argues that one missed present out of billions is an acceptable error, citing this year’s Christmas as the most successful in history. Grandsanta, on learning of the dire situation, whisks a reluctant Arthur away to deliver it in EVE, his old wooden sleigh. Bryony joins in to help, but they get lost on three different continents, lose several of their reindeer and eventually the sleigh itself, and have many narrow escapes, ultimately being mistaken for aliens and causing an international military incident. Arthur learns, to his disappointment, that Grandsanta’s true motive is to fulfill his ego, and that Steve refuses to help them.

Arthur christmas coloring pages, The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879.