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Yes, Virginia -- New York City, 1897. A little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon loves Christmas more than anything else in the world. But when a schoolyard bully challenges her belief in Santa Claus, Virginia embarks on a quest across the city to prove he is real. With her best friend Ollie in tow, Virginia meets everyone from an overeager librarian to a Scraggly Santa raising money for the poor. Finally her father inspires her to write a letter to the New York Sun newspaper, claiming If you see it in the Sun, it's so. Based on the true story of the most famous newspaper editorial of all time, Yes, Virginia is a charming and heartwarming tale about believing in the true spirit of Christmas.


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Release Date:
11 December 2009 (USA) See more »
In 1897, one little girl showed an entire city what it means to believe...
New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Neil Patrick Harris ... Dr. Philip O'Hanlon (voice)

Bea Miller ... Virginia O'Hanlon (voice) (as Beatrice Miller)

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Mrs. Laura O'Hanlon (voice)

Alfred Molina ... Francis Church (voice)

Michael Buscemi ... Scraggly Santa (voice)
Kieran Patrick Campbell ... Ollie (voice)
Nicholas Sireci ... Barry (voice)

Andrew Cherry ... George (voice)

Taylor Hay ... Taylor (voice)

Julian Franco ... 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)

Directed by
Pete Circuitt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wayne Best  co-creator
Matt MacDonald  co-creator
Chris Plehal  written by

Produced by
Joe Calabrese .... consulting producer
Dexton Deboree .... executive producer
Mick Ebeling .... executive producer
Joe Feczko .... executive producer
Robin Feldman .... co-executive producer
Chet Fenster .... executive producer
Clair Grupp .... consulting producer
Kallan Kagan .... producer (as Kallen Kagen)
Harvey Marco .... executive producer
Ty Montague .... executive producer
Kate Schwerin .... producer
Betsy Spence .... consulting producer
Peter Tortorici .... executive producer
Helena Touseull .... consulting producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper 
Cinematography by
Shawn Colbeck 
Film Editing by
Matt Ahrens 
Casting by
Wendy Litwack 
Production Management
Gareth Elliott .... project manager
Brian Lynch .... production manager
Noelle Romano .... production manager
Art Department
Lucian Boicu .... texture artist
Greg Gibbons .... lead matte painter
Marcus Reed .... storyboard artist
Bill Sneed .... lead character design
Andrew Woodhouse .... artistic leadership
Sound Department
John Bowen .... sound designer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Imran Awan .... lead final layout artist
Freddy Chaleur .... surfacing supervisor
Robert Dale .... lighting and compositing artist
James Deschenes .... surfacing technical director
Brian Dignadice .... surfacing artist
Rafael Fernandez-Stoll .... lighting and compositing artist
Jay Harwood .... technical director
Amir Honarmand .... lighting and compositing artist
Alan Kennedy .... post production supervisor
Sunny Hj Kim .... texture artist
Casey Kirkpatrick .... modeler
Keren Kurtz .... lighting and compositing artist
Kang Sub Lee .... lighting and compositing artist
So Hyeon Lee .... lighting and compositing artist
Jing Jing Liu .... lighting and compositing artist
Philip Luk .... animation technical director
Bryan Luren .... lead lighter & compositor
Ken Ouellette .... cg supervisor
Zebulon Pike .... lighting and compositing artist
Ryan Quaglia .... post production assistant
Damian Upton .... senior systems administrator
Anne Wagner-Lopez .... lead lighter & compositor
Animation Department
Jordan Benning .... animator
Jenn de Jong .... animator
Scott Heatherley .... animator
Kyran Kelly .... cg director
Hanung Lee .... modeler
Joe Levac .... layout artist
Jesse Lickman .... animation supervisor
Casting Department
Rachael Klein .... casting assistant
Other crew
Tod Raymond Baudais .... CG Software Supervisor
Duck Grossberg .... data wrangler
Sandra Maglieri .... recruiter
Daniel A. Murray .... project manager - technology
Mel Senecal .... coordinator
Jeff Young .... head of finance: Starz Animation
Glen Yu .... systems administrator

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sweet, endearing, well-done special!, 11 December 2009
Author: jessrobbin from United States

This short (only a 1/2 hour with commercials) telling of the now-well-known letter to the editor of the New York Sun written by 8 yr old Virginia is a well-told and touching special. The animation is great, it is almost claymation-like (similar to a Tim Burton movie). The characters are voiced by entertaining actors, including Neil Patrick Harris and Alfred Molina, as well as Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mike Buscemi (Steve Buscemi's brother). The writing is spectacular (newcomer Chris Plehal delivers a wonderful holiday tale). This was produced and supported by Macy's, but other than a very subtle "RH Macy's" sign in the background of a few scenes, it does not feel forced nor does it scream "product placement." Everyone should add this to their yearly Christmas traditions!

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