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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Francis Pharcellus Church

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“Is There A Santa Claus?” was the headline that appeared over an editorial in the September 21, 1897 edition of the New York Sun. The editorial, which included the response of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” has become an indelible part of popular Christmas lore in the United States.
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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus is a phrase from an editorial called "Is There a Santa Claus?". The editorial appeared in the September 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun and has since become part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States. It is the most reprinted newspaper edit...more

(I didn't actually read this book, I read only the original editorial, available here!)

I wish I had this book to see the illustrations, which everyone says are so wonderful! Unfortunately, I only read the editorial. However, it's such a cute editorial and it's EXACTLY how you should respond to ki...more

This book inspires the same feeling that the original Miracle on 34th Street does within me (I also watch that film every year). It speaks of a desire to view the world through a lense of hope and joy, and considering that this came after the Civil War, and Miracle on 34th Street just after WWII,...more

This book sparks the faith and determination in all readers.

One of my favorite Christmas stories, I cry every year when I reread it!

A delightful, though sometimes quirky, translation of a classic of the Christian Christmas holiday. I rather wish I had read this when I used to teach a class on Mythology; the important distinction between truth and fact is on display!

all my life i have heard of this movie but i never knew what it was about or that it was based on a real letter sent in to the new york sun in 1897 by a young girl wondering if there really was a santa claus.
i never read the book as a kid either. we owned the vhs tape but it just sat collecting d...more

Written as a response to an eight year old girl's question - "Is there a Santa Claus?", this is a beautifully crafted article by veteran newsman Francis Church.

"Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it...more

My Christmas book for today. Lovely message and wonderful illustrations.

Now THIS is how you respond when your kids ask you about Santa and you do not want to have to make them cynical ass-holes just yet. This op-ed article responding to a young girls letter concerning Santa Claus was written by Frank Church, a war correspondent of the American Civil War. He had seen...more

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