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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (2017)

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Inspired by the famous 1897 editorial that has become a holiday staple, Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus tells the story of young Virginia O’Hanlan (Katharine Isabelle, Ginger Snaps) who, at the urging of her father (Richard Thomas, The Waltons), writes a letter to New York newspaper The Sun asking for the truth about the existence of Santa Claus. Reporter Francis Church (screen legend Charles Bronson), who is struggling with the passing of his beloved wife, is tasked by The Sun to answer Virginia’s query—and finds himself composing what would become one of the most heartfelt and fondly regarded pieces of writing about the holiday spirit.

Also starring Edward Asner (Lou Grant), Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus is a sincere and charming telling of the story behind the time-honored Christmas classic—and a testament to the power of the holidays and the kindness of others to lift our spirits

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