holiday movies opening Holiday movies 2012: 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Django Unchained' and 22 more must seesNeed a break from shopping, cooking, family get-togethers or endless repetitions of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”? Hollywood has your back. This is prime movie-going season, and the studios have a little something for everyone.

Looking for some high-octane escapism? Tom Cruise is happy to oblige in “Jack Reacher.” Prefer fantasy to gunplay? Peter Jackson and Co. are there for you with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Want to exercise your literary impulses without actually opening a book? “Life of Pi” and “Anna Karenina” have you covered. Plus, you’ve got kid-friendly animated fare, R-rated comedies, indie comedies, political dramas, a big-budget musical … and plenty more reasons to head to the multiplex.

Check out the Zap2it’s 2012 holiday movie guide for all Oscar bait, blockbusters and other flicks heading to a theater near you.

Posted by:Sarah Jersild