WASHINGTON — On this Christmas Eve, the staff of WTOP brings you history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial.
In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun asking Santa if is real. The newspaper responded with an editorial assuring the little girl that St. Nick is not just in the storybooks.
Hear the editorial read by WTOP staff below. And read it here.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
But WTOP didn’t stop there. Listen to a special recording of “T’was The Night Before Christmas” by some familiar voices: