December is a busy time with family and friends getting together, decorating for the holidays and actually celebrating. But its also a great chance to get the whole family together to go to the movies.
Look at our list of suggestions for some quality family time.
‘Rise of the Guardians’
When it comes out: Its in theaters now.
What its about: What happens when Santa, the Easter Bunny and Jack Frost team up to take down a bad guy named Pitch, who wants to steal childrens dreams.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’
When it comes out: Dec. 14
What its about: This is based on J.R.R. Tolkiens story of a nervous hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who must go on an epic quest with a bunch of dwarves and Gandalf the Grey to recapture Lonely Mountain. It should be full of magic, but its length (2 1/2 hours) and its rating (PG-13) means its for older kids, preferably those who have read the book.
‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’
When it comes out: Dec. 19
What its about: Yes, this is a movie you have probably seen on DVD, but the adorable story of what monsters actually do when theyre not scaring little kids is a classic worthy of a family trip to the theater.
When it comes out: Dec. 25
What its about: When grandparents take on the long-term job of baby-sitting their grandchildren, they discover that parenting has changed a lot. This comedy is likely to be funny in different places for kids, parents and grandparents.