11/14/2011 12:44 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Holiday Gifts: Best Movies For Kids

Holidays are usually meant for two things: downtime and family time. With these movies as gifts for your kids, rest assured you'll get both. The list of top 2011 DVD releases was hand-picked by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that reviews and rates entertainment media so that parents will know what to expect from that movie, book, game, or whatever else children are avidly consuming. There's a stocking stuffer here for everyone: true stories, action, animation (including "The Lion King," which is out in a new 3-D edition this fall). So prepare the snacks, pop in the DVD, and gather your brood around for some quality viewing. Bonus: Save for some squeals of delight, the kids will probably stay quiet the whole way through.