A wonderful collection of Christmas stories and poems celebrating all the warmth and joy of the holiday season. "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" is a kindly editor's reply to a young reader regarding the existence of Santa; "Silent Night" is the classic song read with meaning and reverence; "The Christmas Masquerade" is a charming tale of a magical Christmas Eve.
"Long bizarre fairy tale about costumes ruins it"
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."
Here are three of the most wonderful Christmas stories ever written, presented for you along with two short pieces that just can't be left out of any Christmas collection worth its salt.