|This article is about Arthur's uncle. You may be looking for others named Fred.|
Jane Read (sister)
David Read (brother-in-law)
Arthur Read (nephew)
D.W. Read (niece)
Kate Read (niece)
Jessica (sister or sister-in-law)
Richard (brother or brother-in-law)
Lucy's husband (brother-in-law)
Matthew (great-great uncle)
Jane's great-grandmother (great-grandmother)
Jane's great-grandfather (great-grandfather)
|Book debut||Arthur's Perfect Christmas|
|Cartoon debut||Arthur's Perfect Christmas|
|Voiced by||Harry Standjofski|
He closely resembles his father, but has no facial hair. He works in a china shop and has a dog named Rory.
He sends the Read Family a VHS Tape telling them that he and Rory can't spend Christmas with them this year because they're going to Florida. During the filming of the video, Fred knocks down a lamp and while he is fixing it Rory goes over to the camera and puts it in his mouth, which causes the picture to go blank. While the Reads are watching the tape and the kids call Uncle Fred funny and Arthur brings up the memory of last Christmas, where Uncle Fred broke the tea set that David got for Jane, but David says that was not funny. On Christmas Eve, as Arthur and Pal are in bed, they both hear a noise outside and rush downstairs to see what it is. It turns out that it's Uncle Fred, who was coming by to drop off some Christmas presents, and accidentally drove his car into the Reads' fence outside. Because of this, Uncle Fred had his car taken into a workshop and decides to stay the night at the Reads' house.
The next day when D.W. wakes up, she sees Uncle Fred in the bathroom with shaving cream on and thinks that it is Santa Claus himself. D.W. went to tell her parents, but it turns out Uncle Fred left the bathroom, Arthur came in, and he was going to the bathroom. After Arthur accidentally breaks the Christmas present for his mother, he tells Arthur that Christmas is about more than just presents and puts Arthur's gift tag on his own present for Jane.
Like his siblings, Fred grew up near Unidentified Town on Grandpa Dave's Farm. He got a pet Golden Retriever named Rory over one year ago.
For some unknown reason, he wasn't present at his sister Lucy's wedding possibly that he was busy with work and couldn't take time off. He is also colorblind.
- Arthur's Perfect Christmas (debut)