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Yes, Virginia (2009)

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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Dr. Philip O'Hanlon (voice)
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Virginia O'Hanlon (voice) (as Beatrice Miller)
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Francis Church (voice)
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Scraggly Santa (voice)
Kieran Patrick Campbell ...
Ollie (voice)
Nicholas Sireci ...
Barry (voice)
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George (voice)
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Taylor (voice)
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Charlotte (voice)
Andrea Kessler ...
Miriam (voice)
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Louis (voice)
Robb Pruitt ...
Santa (voice)
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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 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...an 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 »

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Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
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A young girl writes to the editor of the NY Sun asking if Santa Claus really exists
12 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautiful, heartwarming story that is great for the whole family. The animation is very well done and the Believe Meter helps even young kids understand what is happening throughout the story. I understand they used children to voice all of the kids roles and the wonder and delight, as well as the disappointments, clearly came through the roles. The characters are charming and endearing and all of the children who I've seen watch it have loved it. It's a great way to start off the holiday season and we plan on making it a family tradition to help us kick off our holiday cheer. I hope it will remain a holiday tradition for many years to come.


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