The Avengers 1
I'm a huge superhero movie fan and this is one of the best. In theatres earlier this year and on DVD now, I love it even more ever since I found out that Iron Man (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) is actually half-Mexican!
Les Misérables 2
The new movie musical (in theatres on 12/25) is an adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's 19th century France novel. It's a bit depressing, yes, but the beauty of the music is what I'm definitely going for this year.
Ice Age: Continental Drift 3
Although I think all of the Ice Age movies are pretty great, this one (that came out earlier this year) is my favorite because it stars the voices of both John Leguizamo AND Jennifer Lopez. Seriously, that's like an instant classic.
Parental Guidance 5
This movie (out 12/25) stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as old-school grandparents who agree to take care of their Type A-helicopter parents' kids during the holidays. It sounds like exactly the kind of laugh-out-loud movie that my family loves to watch.
Love Actually 6
Is there a better Christmas movie than this one? Almost everyone I talk to always says this is their favorite and I completely agree! Plus, it shows Rodrigo Santoro as a sweet, shirtless guy--what's better than that?!
Shrek 2 7
The second Shrek movie is by far my favorite. Not only are their depictions of Far Far Away as Hollywood absolutely hysterical but it's also the movie where we meet Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 8
This long-in-the-making movie, part of two, is FINALLY out in theatres on 12/14. If your kids like fantasy movies or love Lord of the Rings, then this prequel to the Oscar-winning trilogy is definitely the movie you'll want to see.
Monsters, Inc (3D) 9
That's right! The popular Pixar movie is being re-released in 3D this Christmas, coming to theatres on 12/19. I personally am really looking forward to rewatching it since I basically consider it one of the new classics. It's just hysterical.
Nothing Like the Holidays 11
A Puerto Rican family in Chicago celebrates Christmas for what may actually be the last time. It has more Latino star talent than I can count, with Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, John Leguizamo, Luis Guzmán and more!
Dino Time 12
I don't know about you, but most kids I know are obsessed with dinosaurs. And why shouldn't they be? In this tale, out in theatres on 12/7, is about three kids who travel back in time and are taken in by a dinosaur! I just love it.
A Little Princess 13
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this is a really sweet tale about a little girl who is made to be a servant at her rich boarding school after her father has gone missing and is presumed dead. I dare you not to cry.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 14
Okay, so there's no Latinos in this movie but it is definitely one of the best holiday movies ever. It's just adorable how little Macaulay Culkin runs around New York City all by himself and celebrates Christmas.