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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Francis Pharcellus Church

Book Overview: 

“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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Community Reviews

The most memorable piece of journalism written. Read this on the 125th anniversery of it's first publication.

A wonderful book about a little girl who writes to the Sun in New York to ask if there was really a Santa Claus because her said there wasn't. This book has the reply that was posted in the newspaper. A great children's book.

The exact letter published in the the New York Sun in 1897. The illustrations are really detailed!

I believe!

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 editori

(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 kids

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 som

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