Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £3.69

Buy Now for £3.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

On September 21, 1897, the New York Sun published what was to become the most widely read letter to a newspaper. It was sent by 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who lived with her parents in Manhattan. She asked, "Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?" Sun editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church gave her an amazingly beautiful "Yes."

©2015 K. Anderson Yancy (P)2015 K. Anderson Yancy

What listeners say about Yes, Virginia There Is a Santa Claus

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Daniel
  • Daniel
  • 11-12-20

great potential ruined by principle narration

the narrator tries too hard to sound sensual, and comes off as creepy. the production is obviously well done, but the way the narrator is frankly bizarre.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Melissa Ford
  • Melissa Ford
  • 24-10-21

Guys voice is Creepy

The guy sounded like he should be doing sleep promotion ads, no emotion. Very ick. Had to stop within a few minutes, just couldn't get into the story. And I love this story.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DARBY KERN
  • DARBY KERN
  • 30-09-21

3 minutes of Church, 8 minutes of credits

The performance was mediocre at best, but the good news is that they repeat the credits so many times that there is no mystery about who is responsible. They are repeated before the "article" is read, and then repeated so many times that you can't escape it. Then when you think it's over... they repeat the credits, almost daring us to know who is responsible. The best part of this is the relatively low price, but in retrospect I should have gone lower.