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Christmas rears its happy head

It’s November, and that means it’s time to start gearing up for the holidays.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause opened this past Friday and debuted at the #2 spot on the box office list. According to, Tim Allen revises his role as the jolly fat man, and Martin Short plays the mischievous Jack Frost, who is trying to take over the holiday. Juggling a full house of his own family and in-laws, expecting the birth of his baby and enjoying the holidays, he must also thwart Frost’s scheme to take over the North Pole. Deck the Halls is another Christmas movie, set to be released on November 22. Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito play two neighbors bent on topping one another with the showiest light display for Christmas.

But if you’re not quite ready to jump into the Christmas spirit, there are plenty of other November movies to choose from. Such as Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which debuted at #1 this weekend.

Of course, probably one of the biggest November releases will be Casino Royale, which hits theatres on November 17. The movie shows us exactly how James Bond became “Bond, James Bond” as he goes on his first MI6 mission as 007.

Other major movies coming out this month include Happy Feet (Nov. 17), Déjà Vu, The Fountain and Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny, all being released on November 22.

If you find you don’t want to go to a theatre crowded with little kids and people talking on their cell phones, November offers plenty of DVD releases that you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

Cars comes to DVD today. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s a cartoon. Those of us who have never gotten out of the child stage, or someone who’s just looking for a funny movie that doesn’t take a lot of brain power to understand, will love it. Owen Wilson plays the voice to Lightning McQueen, a hot-shot race car with big dreams and an even bigger ego. But all that changes when he makes a wrong turn and ends up at Radiator Springs, a tiny town out in the middle of nowhere.

You can also check out Little Man (today), Accepted, John Tucker Must Die, ATL and The DaVinci Code which will be released on Nov. 14. Fans of the Man of Steel can also see his latest movie Superman Returns on Nov. 28.

So whether it’s hitting the theatres with your friends to see the suave Mr. Bond learn the tricks of the trade and seduce some new hot bombshell, or invite a group to your place to watch The DaVinci Code and argue over which parts were actually in the book, November has you covered.