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Santa (Isabel Cardoso) cares for an elderly woman as she slips into delusions, seeing her as a hunter, among other things. Adopt Films hide caption

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Salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) faces a challenge from environmentalist Dustin Noble (John Krasinski) while trying to buy drilling rights in a small town. Scott Green/Focus Features hide caption

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Traded Mets Pitcher Sends Holiday Greetings

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5 NBA Games Will Be Played On Christmas Day

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N.Y. Firefighters Ambushed At Blaze

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Online Sale Are Up 16 Percent This Holiday Season

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The Finale Of '12 Days Of Tax Deductions'

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The Film 'Les Miserable' Does The Musical Proud

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Jean Valjean and young Cosette (Isabelle Allen), two of the most iconic characters in contemporary musical theater, come to the big screen. Laurie Sparham/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Django confronts Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the man who owns his wife. Andrew Cooper/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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In Friends With Kids, Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) play two best friends who decide to have a baby together while keeping their relationship platonic — so that the baby doesn't interfere with their own romantic relationships. JoJo Whilden/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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David Edelstein's Top 12 Movies of 2012

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Wells (Will Brill, from left), Joe (Brahm Vaccarella), Douglas (John Magaro) and Eugene (Jack Huston) try to make it big as a rock band in the 1960s. Barry Wetcher/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Maria (Naomi Watts) and Lucas (Tom Holland) are ripped from their family by a tsunami. Jose Haro/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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With a 13-year-old (Maude Apatow) and an 8-year-old (Iris Apatow), Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) have their hands full. Universal Pictures hide caption

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