If you've hosted a holiday party,
you know "the look."
It's the one your significant other (or mother) gives when prep time starts slipping away and she starts sounding like Jack Bauer at hour 20. By this point, nothing can be done, and any attempt at humor will result in the loss of a limb. The movie theater, however, offers warm refuge and will keep you from accidentally eating a crucial appetizer. Not to mention, it has some of the best entertainment of the year. Here's a guide to the season's best films that could spur at least one conversation with your awkward family members, along with some stocking stuffer ideas for those who dream in widescreen. By Hank Brockett for Valet.

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