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Classic Editorial: Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!


Believing in Santa

Children sometimes wonder about Santa Claus. A little girl in New York City asked that very question 114 years ago in New York City. We are reprinting the classic editorial response.

From New York Sun, Sept. 21, 1897

Dear Editor: 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. 15 West 95th St.

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