The Holly and the Quill

Starting Tuesday, December 21st and continuing up to Christmas Day, Cinema365 will be interrupting our regular programming to present you a film review festival of Christmas movies. This is our way of bringing the spirit of the season to our regular readers; here you will find a variety of Christmas movies, ranging from recent releases, independent releases and modern classics, culminating in one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time on Christmas Day. All of them will carry the special logo you see above which was specially designed for this feature by Da Queen herself.

Christmas is a special time of year for the Cinema365 family; Da Queen is a big believer in the season for whom listening to Christmas carols in July is not unheard of, and the strains of “The First Noel” can make her misty-eyed. She also loves Christmas movies with a passion and often this time of year our viewing menu is filled with television specials and broadcasts of classic Christmas movies.

In addition as a bit of a special treat, I’ll be posting a Christmas story, written by yours truly, on the Big Day. It’s a little different than most of the fiction I’ve posted up to now; I sincerely hope you like it. If you missed last year’s piece, there’s a link to it right here.

This has been the first full year of Cinema365’s existence and it has seen us grow from 588 hits in January to (if current viewing levels remain the same) well over 7000 hits this month. That’s pretty extraordinary, and I’m grateful to everyone who drops by and spends a little bit of their valuable time with us.

Our 2011 preview is going to be up on Thursday, December 30th, and will be chock full of information about what you can expect in theaters next year. Two weeks later, we’ll be putting up our feature on the top 10 films of 2010; you may find a surprise or two on that list. Finally, in February we’ll be initiating a new review mini-festival called Cinema365 From the Heart, in which we’ll be reviewing movies with a bit of romance to them. That will be running over Valentine’s Day weekend (yes, we’re never one to miss a trick around here).

It has been an amazing year for this blogsite and I’m looking forward to seeing it continue to grow over the next 12 months. My readers are a bit of a Christmas present for me; your attention is very much appreciated. If you like what you see here, do tell your friends about us and if there’s a specific movie you’d like to see reviewed here over the coming months, just leave a comment on this page and I’ll see what we can do.

Finally, there is this; to all those who celebrate a holiday this time of year be it Christmas, Channukah or Kwanzaa, I hope that you have a beautiful one and that you and your family enjoy the warmth and love of the season. From my family to yours, the very happiest of holidays, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carlos deVillalvilla and Da Queen Doreen deVillalvilla

Penelope, Peanut and Angel

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