is santa claus real?
i wanna know if santa is real
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.
"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?
"115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] 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 eternal 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 they 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 may 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, fancy, 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 he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
- 1 decade ago
There was a real St. Nicolas from Myra, who lived in the 4th century. His parents were Christians and left him an inheritance when they died, which he distributed to the poor. He became a priest at a young age and was well known for his generosity and compassion. He had a reputation for giving gifts anonymously, and he'd throw bags of money into people's homes and sometimes down their chimneys under the cover of night to avoid being spotted. He died sometime in the 340's-350's on December 6 and the day of his death became an annual feast, in which people would put out food for him and straw for his donkey. It was said that he would come down from heaven during the night and replace the food with toys and treats, but only for good boys and girls. That's the true story of Santa.
- 6 years ago
If you have a camera, phone, iPad, or any mobile device that can record set it up on christmas without telling anyone and see what happens. I can't tell you what to believe and what not to believe because others may think different so you can find out for yourself.
p.s. parents may dress up like santa claus so look at the face carefully and see if you reconize it
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. Santa Claus is not real. I'm not trying to be a party-pooper, but in literal terms, there's no proof. Your parents give you presents and make up that whole Santa Claus thing just to keep up the "Christmas Spirit". Studies have shown that there's nothing at the North Pole but ice glaciers
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- Anonymous6 years ago
Santa Claus is not real it's all just pretend for fun. How can one fat guy in a sleigh deliver presents to all the world in 24 hours?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Santa Claus was based on a real historic person, so in this sense, yes he was real. Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus. He was a 4th century Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Santa Claus is real because he was already declared a saint. Therefore, if he is a saint, he can perform miracles such as giving gifts to a mass number of good children
- 6 years ago
there is a lie and a truth…. santa clause is real… but only if you believe i know this sounds cheesy but you can only see the proof, feel the existence, experience the rush, have the joy, and know that santa clause is real if you believe. santa the lie is that he doesn't eat the cookies… your parents do ;)
- 5 years ago
Yes he is very real. Everybody who says no is just a dream crusher. I am in 5th Grade and my best friend tried to ruin my belief. So from a kids prospective, just stop with saying no. He is real people have proof. So do you really want to crush a 10 year old kids dreams?
- luellenLv 44 years ago
optimistic ...mum and dad purchase promises...and that they stress like maniace to the shop...and that they try with the folk in line provided that guy or woman butted in.....and that they honk their horn at that fool who's attempting to thieve their parking spot. They scramble to get the abode so as and scream on the youngsters becasue "enterprise is coming and the home is a multitude"...... yet, on Christmas Eve....Santa would be putting promises decrease than the tree....that i will assist you recognize...is extremely genuine. Now in case you dont decide directly to have self assurance its real...you dont could....yet i understand for optimistic....and that i wager you i'm getting extra presents than you.