Holiday movies for the whole family

December 5, 2007 12:00:00 AM PST
Top picks for holiday movies to entertain the entire family!

The holidays used to be a time for big animated movies from Disney like "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty And The Beast", but local movie critic, Bruce Newman from the San Jose Mercury News, says this year, the studios are trying something different.

Opening dates and MPAA ratings for family friendly films discussed:

Opened November 21
Rating PG (for some scary images and mild innuendo)

"The Golden Compass"
Opens December 7
Rated PG-13 (for sequences of fantasy violence)

"The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep"
Opens December 25
Rated PG (for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking)

"National Treasure: Book of Secrets"
Opens December 21
Rated PG (for some violence and action)

"Alvin and the Chipmunks"
Opens December 14
Rated PG (for some mild rude humor)

San Jose Mercury News, Bruce Newman: