More than ever, we are compelled to turn to entertainment for escapism. With all the social strife and political turmoil that unfolded throughout 2016, the movie theater is the destination for being transported away from reality for a few hours and entering into a different state of mind. As the year finally winds down, this winter season’s selection of December offerings promise to excite you, challenge you, inspire you, make you laugh, make you cry, make you sing and dance in your seat, and ultimately, make you fall in love with the magic of the movies. Here are ten films opening in wide and limited release during the week of Christmas 2016.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means it’s now socially acceptable to start playing holiday-themed music as you countdown to December 25! From fresh takes on traditional classics to the introduction of new contemporary originals, there’s never a shortage of creativity when it comes to introducing new Christmas songs to the music listener’s repertoire. With the big day exactly one month away, here’s a sampling of 12 newly-released Christmas albums to help you get into the Yuletide spirit.