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the fine print December 2009: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 11, 2009

Yes Virginia clipping via Newseum.orgThe website Newseum.org has a lovely page that not only reprints the classic definition of the spirit of Christmas, but shows a clipping of the original unsigned editorial, which ran in the New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897 in response to a letter, written by Virginia O’Hanlon. “Dear editor,” she wrote, “I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus…”

On Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central on CBS, you can see what is only the latest entertainment based on or inspired by this letter.

But click here to read the real deal. I think it’s meant to be read.

— Denise Duguay

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