Yes, Virginia (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation  |  11 December 2009 (USA)
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New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day her classmates bring up the age-old question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" Not sure what to... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Dr. Philip O'Hanlon (voice)
Virginia O'Hanlon (voice) (as Beatrice Miller)
Francis Church (voice)
Scraggly Santa (voice)
Kieran Patrick Campbell ...
Ollie (voice)
Nicholas Sireci ...
Barry (voice)
George (voice)
Taylor (voice)
Charlotte (voice)
Andrea Kessler ...
Miriam (voice)
Chuck Nice ...
Louis (voice)
Robb Pruitt ...
Santa (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marge Royce ...
Charlotte's Mother (voice)


New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day her classmates bring up the age-old question: "Is there a Santa Claus?" Not sure what to believe, Virginia ventures into the city to find out for herself. Along the way she consults some unusual characters: a scraggly Santa ringing a bell, an excitable librarian with a shelf full of Christmas books, and her quirky doctor father. Unable to find the answers she's looking for, Virginia writes to The New York Sun newspaper. Her letter makes its way to the desk of curmudgeonly editor Francis Church, who has better things to do than respond to a little girl's questions. But through Virginia's determination (and a little help from a scraggly Santa) Mr. Church is persuaded to write his answer that becomes the most famous newspaper editorial of all time. Written by Matt MacDonald

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In 1897, one little girl showed an entire city what it means to believe...





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Version of Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974) See more »


Yes, Virginia (There's a Santa Claus)
Written by William Schermerhorn
Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway, Cenovia Cummins, Jordan Jancz, and Lance Horne
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This version of "Yes, Virginia" comes highly recommend from me
25 December 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

A few years ago, I reviewed Bill Melendez' animated version of "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" with narration by Jim Backus that I thought was excellent. This one is a new computer animated version partly produced by the Macy's company that differs from the previous one but is no less touching. In fact, making the New York Sun editor, Francis Church-the author of the actual editorial that became famous, express some cynicism before penning his piece brings somewhat of a more dramatic tone that made the thing a little more believable to me. And it was also interesting that the person that made him change his mind was a former employee reduced to being a Santa ringer in order to make money. And Virginia also is more touching as she experiences some self-doubt based on the way an especially snotty girl gets to her. So on that note, I highly recommend "Yes, Virginia".

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