Is Santa Claus real?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Of course he's real. Didn't you ever watch "The Miracle On 34th Street"?

    Then there's the famous Francis P. Church answer to a letter to the editor of the New York Sun way back in 1897 that's included below.

    Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    Dear Editor—

    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

    Virginia O’Hanlon

    Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

    Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

    You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

    No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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  • TY
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No, he isn't. Although the idea of Santa Claus was originally based upon the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas, a patron saint of children, he just isn't real.

    As kids, some of us were taught to believe that he exists by our parents or other grown-ups. I honestly think it's cruel to lie to kids about it. You can’t encourage the belief without dishonesty, and in order to get kids to believe in Santa Claus, it’s not enough to commit a couple of simple lies and move on. As with any lie, it’s necessary to construct more and more elaborate lies and defenses as time passes.

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  • waters
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    if you are old enough to ask the question then you must know Santa Claus as north americans know him is a product of Coca Cola advertising. No he is not real.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Santa is real to only those who truly believe.

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  • 4 years ago

    particular ...mothers and fathers purchase promises...and they force like maniace to the shop...and they strive against with the human beings in line by means of the undeniable fact that individual butted in.....and they honk their horn at that fool who's attempting to scouse borrow their parking spot. They scramble to get the abode so as and scream on the youngsters becasue "employer is coming and the abode is a mess"...... yet, on Christmas Eve....Santa will be putting promises less than the tree....that i'll allow you to recognize...is amazingly authentic. Now in case you dont opt for to believe its real...you dont could....yet i recognize for particular....and that i guess you i'm getting more beneficial presents than you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know if you're a kid or what, but I'm going to give you the straight dope. No. There's no man that flies around doing all that stuff. The empty glass of milk, the cookie crumbs, the faint jingling of bells in the night...that's your folks doing that stuff. Sorry, you asked.

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  • baby1
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely!

    And heres the proof.....

    http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes

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