|This article is about a book. You may be looking for Arthur's Perfect Christmas.|
|Publication date||October 30, 1984|
|Published by||Little, Brown and Company|
| Preceded by|
Arthur's Thanksgiving (1983)
| Followed by|
Arthur's Tooth (1985)
Christmas is only days away and Arthur can't find the perfect gift to give Santa! Finally, he has an idea and with a little help from his sister, Christmas will be a success!
- This book also introduces Grandma Thora's dog Killer. Since then, she hasn't appeared again until the 2005 episode "It Came From Beyond" which was her first appearance in the animated series.
- This is the first appearance of Arthur and D.W.'s paternal grandmother (also known as David's mother) Grandma Thora Read, who is modeled after the author's grandmother with the same given name.
- In this book, Francine was seen sitting on Santa Claus's lap; but in the cartoon special Arthur's Perfect Christmas (as well as its book adaptation), her family is Jewish, which is a much different storyline compared to this book.