Merry Christmas and my traditional reprint of Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus..

By Peter Clarke I wish all readers, regular, occasional and first timer, a happy and holy Christmas.
Since I was a school kid I was impressed with the Editorial of the New York Sun titled Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. It was first published on 21 September 1897.
It is a wonderful piece of writing. Clear, concise and full of warmth without being mawkish. It can read a number of levels, starting with the intended reader, the 8 year old Virginia O’Hanlon. As prose it makes the current offerings in Australia, and elsewhere, dreary and bloated by comparision.
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