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Which Christmas cartoon was based on a New York Sun editorial?

1. The Grinch
2. White Christmas
3. Frosty the Snowman
4. Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

 


 

 

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Which Christmas cartoon was based on a New York Sun editorial?

Correct answer:
 
Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

Incorrect answers:
Frosty the Snowman
White Christmas
The Grinch

Interesting Info:
In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner's assistant on Manhattan's Upper West Side, was asked by his then eight-year-old daughter, Virginia (1889–1971), whether Santa Claus really existed. Virginia O'Hanlon had begun to doubt there was a Santa Claus, because her friends had told her that he did not exist. Dr. O’Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time, assuring her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." While he may have been buck passing, he unwittingly gave one of the paper's editors, Francis Pharcellus Church, an opportunity to rise above the simple question, and address the philosophical issues behind it.