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Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 8 December 1991
While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »

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Charles Jarrott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... James O'Hanlan
Edward Asner ... Edward P. Mitchell
Charles Bronson ... Francis Church
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Donelli
Tamsin Kelsey ... Evie O'Hanlan
Colleen Winton ... Andrea Borland
John Novak
Katharine Isabelle ... Virginia O'Hanlon (as Katherine Isobel)
Shawn Macdonald ... Teddy O'Hanlan (as Shawn MacDonald)
Garry Chalk ... Goss
Lillian Carlson ... Mrs. Goldstein
Virginia Bagnato Virginia Bagnato ... Maria
John Kirkconnell John Kirkconnell ... Sean O'Hanlan
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Celeste
William Samples William Samples ... Mr. Schuller
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Storyline

While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. Based on a true story. Written by Anthony Brock

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...und den Weihnachtsmann gibts doch See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus (1991), Charles Bronson plays a man struggling with the death of his beloved wife. In real life, he himself was in mourning, having lost his wife, Jill Ireland, the year before in 1990. See more »

Goofs

Charles Dana was editor-in-chief at the Sun from 1868 until his death in October 1897. His son Paul was editor-in-chief from October 1897 to 1903 (Munsey's Magazine). While Edward Mitchell joined the Sun in 1875, and was on the editorial staff in 1897, he did not become editor-in-chief until 1903. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Borland: Did you like my story on the Vanderbilt ball?
Edward P. Mitchell: I printed it, didn't I?
Andrea Borland: Well, half of it.
Edward P. Mitchell: That was the half I liked.
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Connections

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

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The Best Christmas Movie Ever.
9 July 2006 | by ganddmartinSee all my reviews

I was able to watch this movie on Lifetime TV one Christmas. I was lucky to have taped it that year using VHS tape, but with all the commercials. I have not seen this movie on TV in years. I would love to see it aired on TV every Christmas season even though I have my own tape of it, and can watch it whenever I want to. I would love to be able to buy a DVD of this movie.

The movie is so heart warming with true Christmas spirit. I loved the editorial that Frances Church had written. Charles Bronson portrayed an excellent character in this movie. It's a great movie for the whole family to watch. If this movie were to ever be made for retail sale, you couldn't go wrong with purchasing this holiday movie.


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