Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted: December 25, 2013 at 3 a.m.

The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in the New York Sun in 1897: We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of the Sun.

This story is only available from our archives.

Editorial, Pages 18 on 12/25/2013


« Previous Story

Under the tree

Material things have never really been the focus of my family’s Christmas celebrations ; it’s being together and being grateful for all the blessings we have. Read »

Next Story »

One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village, where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Read »