Christmas and the movies go together like Santa Claus and cookies. Many movies use the yuletide time of year to get their heartwarming message across, and still more have featured Christmas as a setting for stories not otherwise holiday-related. Here’s our list of 5 most  anticipated movies coming out this Christmas season.

List of Movies Coming Out This Christmas Season 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Release date: December 13, 2013 (USA)
Director: Peter Jackson
Running time: 161 minutes
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage


The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, this film continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

A Madea Christmas

Release date: December 13, 2013 (USA)
Director: Tyler Perry
Running time: 105 minutes
Cast: Sweet Brown


Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Jubilee, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

The Crash Reel

Release date: December 13, 2013 (USA)
Director: Lucy Walker
Running time: 109 minutes
Screenplay: Lucy Walker, Pedro Kos


Training to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin suffered severe traumatic brain injury from a 2009 accident in Park City, Utah. His tight-knit Vermont family flew to his side, and together they began an intensive process of trying to rehabilitate him and help him rebuild his permanently damaged life. Kevin’s determination and the tireless support of family and friends kept him focused on recovery. But when he insisted he wanted to return to the sport he loved, his family objected. As an elite athlete, Kevin was a professional risk taker, but as a brain-injury survivor, his skills were now impaired, and even a small blow to the head could kill him.

47 Ronin

Release date: December 25, 2013 (USA)
Director: Carl Rinsch
Running time: 127 minutes
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada


After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai -a half-breed they once rejected-as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

Release date: December 20, 2013 (USA)
Directors: Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale
Running time: 80 minutes
Screenplay: John Collee, Theodore Thomas


For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE is the ultimate immersive, big-screen, 3-D experience. Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.

Rip & convert Christmas movies for the iPad on Mac

The 9.7-inch high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching movies. If you have lots of Christmas movies and would like to watch them with your new iPad, just get iFunia Video Converter for Mac to rip and convert DVD movies to iPad supported video format.

1. Run iFunia DVD to iPad Converter on your Mac and load the Christmas movie disc by drag & drop.
2. Highlighting the file you want to convert, click the format adjacent to it, and a list would show up below which you can choose the format you want.
3. Hit “Convert” to convert Christmas movies to iPad supported video format.
4. Connect iPad to computer, iTunes will detect them as a device. Select iPad device on the left panel of iTunes, drag and drop the converted MP4 video file into it. That’s done. Enjoy.