ENQUIRING MINDER: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOYLAND

Published on: December 21, 2012
Photography by: The Walt Disney Co. "Babes in Toyland"
NationalEnquirer.com

AT Xmas time does your family make you want to hide in the chimney screaming ALL the way? We got your quick fix HERE.

Leave the drama to the professionals – The REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOYLAND.

Holiday blockbusters are old standbys to escape gingerbread fortresses, placating those overly-sugared elves. This season’s holiday flicks and new Blu-Ray/DVD releases offer great options for both mom and dad AND their equally twitchy kids.

Not GLEE-ful ENOUGH? CAN’T STOP THE GAGA?

Take your budding “American Idol” to see Les Miserables. The adaptation stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway AND Amanda Seyfried. Destined for multiple Oscar noms, critics are tub-thumping scary skinny Anne Hathaway’s perf as pure gold. PLUS: “The Boy from Oz’ -- WOLVERINE himself -- Hugh Jackman sings! And who doesn’t love Victor Hugo?

QUESTING FOR FIRE?  NEED A LOOOOOONG WALK?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey kickoffs the first of three films that illustrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic with director Peter Jackson’s magical padding. The lush landscapes seem otherworldly in 3-D IMAX, even when the flick’s pace drags its oversized, hairy feet. The dodgy cliffhanger may entice your kids to indulge in the holiest of all holiday family avoidance -- reading a book – even if the actual Hobbit is slimmer than an i-Pad!

FOLKS IN REVOLT? TIME TO GET THEIR SEXY ON?

Put away those rolls and rolls of wrapping paper and hit the road, Jack – as in the new film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel of poetry, drugs and sex On the Road. Kristen Stewart toplines the Beat Generation lit flick. Relive your own troubled youth as you try to manage your kids’! (Do as we say, NOT as we did…)

SNOWED IN at ICE STATION FAMILY?

Nestle into the sofa with a bucket of popcorn for the new Blu-Ray/DVD releases of some Disney favorites.

The restored 1961 blockbuster Babes in Toyland is back!  Fan favorite Annette Funicello, Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Ed Wynn, and Tommy (“The Shaggy Dog’) Kirk star in this joyful tuner with eye-popping colors and startling effects in this happiest of musical live action fairy tales. Fall in love all over again with the Disney/Victor Herbert classic.

Make it a double feature with the new release of the 1950 animated sensation, CINDERELLA. This timeless tale is a sheer delight in the sturdy hands of Uncle Walt and his magic makers.  Bibbity-bobbity-BOO!

So, how do YOU deal during the holidays? And, more importantly, when they’re OVER?

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