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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974)

Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator / Santa Claus (voice)
Susan Silo ...
Miss Taylor (voice)
Courtney Lemmon ...
Billy Green ...
Billy (voice)
Sean Manning ...
Specs (voice)
Tracey Belland ...
Mary Lou (voice)
Christopher Wong ...
Arthur (voice)
Vicky Ricketts ...
Amy (voice)
Jennifer Green ...
Pee Wee (voice)
Officer Reilly (voice)
Sgt. Muldoon (voice)
Mort Green ...
Sam Shulman (voice)
Lee Fong (voice)
Ken Sansom ...
Papa (voice)
Karen Smith ...
Mama (voice)


Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus.

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Release Date:

6 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joulupukki on totta  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Night Court: Party Girl: Part 1 (1992) See more »


Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
Performed by Jimmy Osmond
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Nice Telling of the Classic Story
22 December 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (1974)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A young girl named Virginia keeps getting picked on because she believes in Santa Claus. She asks one adult after another but none of them are willing to tell her so she writes a letter to a local newspaper where Frances Church posts an answer. Based on the famous 1897 story, this animated tale is a pretty good little film even if the 25-minute running time does feel a tad bit long at times. I think the film would have been much better had five-minutes or so been cut out. Early on there's a pretty long sequence where Virginia keeps asking the same question over and over and I must admit that after a while it got a bit boring. Outside of that this here is a pretty good little film and of course it has a great message behind it. The original article response to the girl is read at the end of the movie and I'm sure it will have the same impact on young children as it did when first published. The animation looks extremely good and there's no doubt that the Virginia character is quite enjoyable.

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