Holiday Movies

What to do when there are only 12 days of Christmas but dozens of movies on offer? Here's a guide to some worth braving the crowds for

It's as if the folks who run Hollywood thought, Nobody's busy in December, so let's fill their idle hours with lots of movies--serious ones as well as silly. By one count, the studios are releasing 66 features this holiday season, up from an already ginormous 58 last year. (Just on their own, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet seem to be starring in about 30 of them.) Who has the spare time to consume all this fabulous entertainment, other than Donald Rumsfeld?

"We do," your humble critics reply. We've slogged to dozens of screening rooms, propped our eyes open with toothpicks and dutifully...

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