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Week of December 22nd to December 28th 2013 - Volume One, Issue Forty-Six.
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Dear Movie Lover,
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.
In the spirit of the season, Dear Reader, this is our gift to you. Merry Christmas from!

I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

Virginia O'Hanlon
115 West Ninety-Fifth Street.

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
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Coming Attractions:  
December 22nd to December 28th 
'Tis definitely the season to be jolly. And as  our holiday treat, we're continuing the Sherlock Holmes Marathon, plus films starring three of the most fabulous actresses in filmdom; Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Rita Hayworth.
Check Today's Attractions for dates and times (ET) as well as for all the great free films on 

Mystery Thriller
Running Time: 75 Minutes
The Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are determined to protect a frightened young woman who is threatened by an escaped murderer.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Ian Hunter

Directed By: Leslie S. Hiscott

Running Time: 200 Minutes
Dangerous Liasons
The latest adaptation of this classic tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the contemporary world of Parisian high society.

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett, Natasha Kinski, Lelee Sobieski

Directed By: Josee Dayan

Musical Romance
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Cover Girl
Rita Hayworth shines in this lavishly produced musical about a nightclub dancer from Brooklyn who leaves her sweetheart after winning a cover girl contest---only to learn that fame and fortune are no substitute for love.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers

Directed By: Charles Vidor

Running time: 96 Minutes
Bus Stop
A na´ve but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on a ranch in Montana.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell

Directed By: Josh Logan

See you on every day. Where the films are always fabulous and always free. On desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Mike and Monika


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