Holidays and Celebrations
Is There a Santa Claus?
Is there a Santa Claus? Eventually, every child gets old enough to ask this question.
Over a hundred years ago, a young girl named Virginia O'Hanlon sent a letter to a New York City newspaper, asking whether or not there really was a Santa Claus. Virginia's question was answered by an editorial writer named Francis P. Church.
In the last century, Church's editorial ("...Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...") has been reprinted countless times and has become a firm part of the Christmas mythos.
But was Church's answer really a good one? I think not so a hundred years after the original answer was published, I wrote my own.
So, is there a Santa Claus? Read the original answer and then compare it to mine.
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