Ah, the holidays. Twinkle lights, mochas, gift giving, and some really fun movie releases. I know what you’re thinking—the holidays don’t have any good movie releases. But boy, you’re wrong. Every year, big budget movies/Oscar contenders save the best for last and do their releasing right before the end of year in order to a) qualify to be nominated for an Academy Award and b) have way fewer contenders to fight against for battle of the box office. As a kid, every year after Christmas dinner, my brother and I would walk over to our local mall and see a movie. The mall was quiet, the theatres were low key and it was always a great time. Maybe you can do the same with your kids (or leave them with the grandparents and check out a movie of mum and dad’s own!) Here are the top 5 holiday movies I’m most excited about for 2012.