“If you see it in the Sun, it’s so.”

Last night, I watched Yes, Virginia on CBS. It’s another engaging animated and dramatized retelling of  the New York Sun editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

It’s been reprinted hundreds of times, and I have always loved it. In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor asking, “Is there a Santa Claus?”

Although Francis Church was reluctant to take the assignment on, his response made people believe again, and look at the world in a happier way, “making glad the heart of childhood” and all the times after.


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