One of the best parts about the impending holiday season is having lots of extra time on your hands. While it’s great to catch up with family and friends, it’s also a perfect time to hunker down at your local movie theater and catch some of the season’s buzziest films. Banking on people heading to the movies around Christmas to get up to speed before awards season (or celebrating the traditional Jewish holiday of “Chinese Food and Movies on Christmas”), film studios make sure the last two months of the year serve up plenty of major cinematic options. This year, a mix of big-budget blockbusters and smaller indie flicks are on our must-see list.
Click through the gallery above to see our guide to holiday movies!