...a delightful blast of fresh air to the conventional Christmas genre.
—Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter
...embraces an unconditional faith and rewards it with creative explanations and a brisk computer-animated adventure clever enough to become essential yuletide viewing.
—Peter Debruge Variety
...gets a little sappy toward the end - it is a Christmas movie, after all - but it otherwise strikes just the right combination of naughty and nice, reverent and irrelevant, holiday-sweet and Aardman dry.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
...more clever than outright funny, but it's also genuinely sweet, and the complicated relations among Santa's clan are surprisingly believable.
—Keith Staskiewicz Entertainment Weekly
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
Crisply shot and voiced by a legion of Brits...
—Scott Bowles USA Today
...a yuletide fable that boasts Aardman Animation's peerless mix of whip-smart comedy and cheery heart.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
...was made, in co-production with Sony, by Aardman Animations, the U.K. company best known for Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit shorts, and the character animation has some of the same homely charm.
—Nick Pinkerton Village Voice
The plot may be a little too cluttered for the toddler crowd to follow, but the next age group up should be amused, and the script by Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith has plenty of sly jokes for grown-ups.
—Neil Genzlinger New York Times
...an animated kiddie comedy that delivers all the wonder you'd expect in a movie about a guy delivering one package. Maybe they should have called it UPS Man: The Movie.
—Kyle Smith New York Post