Francis P. Church was the editor who brought us Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus. As memorable as this editorial was, there is another that fits the same mold and conveys incredible heart and care. This is just such an editorial that bears all the marks of great storytelling. If you’ve never been exposed to Is There a Santa Claus?, this could become a cherished tradition. Performed by Glenn Hascall.
The editor of a newspaper responds to a little girl's question of whether or not there really is a Santa Claus. This story goes to the very heart of the holiday season, marking a time of celebration, wonder and love.
On September 21, 1897, the New York Sun published what was to become the most widely read letter to a newspaper. It was sent by 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who lived with her parents in Manhattan. She asked, "Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?" Sun editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church gave her an amazingly beautiful "Yes."
Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by award-winning narrators Renee Raudman and Alan Sklar. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales.