Yes, Virginia

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Animation, Short
 
IMDB:
7.2
Year:
2009
22 min
38 Views


In Holland, he's called Sintirklass.

In Estonia, he's J uluvana!

- Kriss Kringle

- Gwiazdor

- Tomten in Sweden.

- Hotei-osho in Japan!

Ded Moroz in Russia.

- What's a Belsnickel?

- Joulupukki

Agios Nikolaos in Greece.

Agios Baba in Turkey.

Here's a good one: Chimney john.

Now, that's nice and simple.

Look at this. He rides on a donkey.

He has a giant goat.

He lives in Finland.

Greenland.

The North Pole!

It's all interesting

but none of this tells me if Santa is real.

Well, if he isn't, why do children

all over the world think he is?

I wonder if Santa's goat is friends

with his reindeer.

Maybe they take turns pulling the sleigh.

Coming, Papa.

Bye, Virginia. See you tomorrow.

Bye, Ollie.

All right, son, that's enough. Let's go.

You heard him, now. Let's go.

If you are real, give me some proof. Please.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

A joyous Penny in the Bucket Day.

Hi.

Hey, kid.

Still looking for Santa?

I guess.

Where's your coat?

Somebody needed it more than me.

I've been wondering-- what did you mean

when you said you work for Santa?

I just... try to do whatever Santa would.

You know? Make things a little better.

So, Santa's your boss.

Uh... yeah.

Does he pay you?

Do I look like I have a steady income to you?

What is...You got to be...A dinner roll?

Very generous of you, sir.

Listen, kid...

Papa?

Is there a Santa Claus?

Santa, eh?

Well, um, let's examine the facts.

Someone brought you presents last year.

Correct?

Yes

And someone ate the milk and

cookies you left out, right?

Right.

So, it stands to reason that

someone who brings presents and likes

cookies came to our house last Christma

And logically, given the night in question,

the present-bringing cookie-eater..

Papa!

That doesn't tell me anything!

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