Kate Ward
December 16, 2011 AT 06:30 PM EST

Charlize Theron: Chris Polk/AP

It’s the holiday season — the time in which we all get together and agree to get along. But enough of this lovey-dovey nonsense! We here at EW are here to show you some of the biggest rock ’em, sock ’em fights on TV and in movies this year. After the jump, watch some notable fights from 2011, and thank the lord once again that you’ve never stepped foot in the Jersey Shore house.

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Best of 2011: Viral Video edition

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