Ah, the holidays. 'Tis the season of Christmas carols, popcorn stringing and -- most importantly -- lots and lots of movies!

This year may be coming to a close, but the next month and a half will see the release of some of 2012's most buzz-worthy flicks. So -- like a department store on Black Friday -- you need a plan.

Below, our holiday preview gives you the skinny on everything from mother-son road trips to storied musicals to blood-soaked spaghetti westerns. Your Christmas wish list just got a whole lot longer.

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