For most, January is a time to relax and recuperate from the hectic pace of the holiday season. This month’s DVD offerings are just the answer for that much-needed respite.

Hugh Grant’s highly acclaimed About A Boy struck big at the box office. Directed by brothers Chris and Adam Weitz, the same dynamic duo that brought American Pie to life, About A Boy is full of laughs, and the extras on the DVD, including deleted outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage, only build on the funny factor.

If light comedy and the boyish Hugh Grant aren’t quite doing the job of helping you unwind, then you only have to wait till January 7 to indulge in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. The highly anticipated film, which earned more than $220 million at the box office, follows a similar pattern to Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense in that it is full of suspenseful twists and will leave you talking and mulling things over long after the film has wrapped.

For kids stuck inside, films like The Master of Disguise, starring Dana Carvey (January 21), will make life easier on them — and their parents.