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.