Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

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  • PG-13
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),... read more
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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.

Original Release

12/08/1991

US Release

12/08/1991

Cast

Richard Thomas James O'Hanlan
Charles Bronson Francis Church
Katharine Isabelle Virginia O'Hanlon
Tamsin Kelsey Evie O'Hanlan
Shawn Macdonald Teddy O'Hanlan
Garry Chalk Goss
Edward Asner Edward P. Mitchell
Massimo Bonetti Donelli
Colleen Winton Andrea Borland
John Novak Cornelius Barrington
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Jarrott

Writers

Val De Crowl, Andrew J. Fenady

Cast

Richard Thomas James O'Hanlan
Charles Bronson Francis Church
Katharine Isabelle Virginia O'Hanlon
Tamsin Kelsey Evie O'Hanlan
Shawn Macdonald Teddy O'Hanlan
Garry Chalk Goss
Edward Asner Edward P. Mitchell
Massimo Bonetti Donelli
Colleen Winton Andrea Borland
John Novak Cornelius Barrington
Lillian Carlson Mrs. Goldstein
Virginia Bagnato Maria
John Kirkconnell Sean O'Hanlan
Kerry Sandomirsky Celeste
William Samples Mr. Schuller
Tom Heaton O'Hara
Tom McBeath Sgt. Flynn
Hagan Beggs Bartender
Frank C. Turner Produce Keeper
Antony Holland Misery

Producers

Bob Banner Executive Producer
Andrew J. Fenady Executive Producer
Silvio Muraglia Executive Producer
Gary L. Pudney Executive Producer
Nick Anderson Producer
Duke Fenady Producer

Editors

Dann Cahn

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