A made-for-television Christmas tale about a generous little girl and her struggle to discover whether there really is a Santa Claus, Yes, Virginia
is a kind of modern-day Miracle on 34th Street
, based on the famous 1897 New York Sun
newspaper editorial regarding the existence of St. Nick. Eight-year-old Virginia believes wholeheartedly in Santa Claus, but when some fellow classmates tease her and say he's not for real, Virginia sets out to prove that he is. The good deeds of a scraggly street-corner Santa help reinforce Virginia's belief in the spirit of the season, but when her research in the library is inconclusive, Virginia turns to the New York Sun
newspaper for a definitive answer, because, as everyone knows, "If you see it in the Sun
, it's so." What the editor of the newspaper can't possibly know is that his response to the young girl's letter will have a far-reaching effect. The big-headed animated characters in Yes, Virginia
are somewhat reminiscent of the look of Coraline
, but here the sense of encroaching darkness is tempered by hope and the power of belief. The all-star voice cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina, and Beatrice Miller as Virginia, and bonus features include director's commentary, kid cast commentary, and a making-of featurette. Touted as a new Christmas classic, Yes, Virginia
is a wholesome and heartwarming story about the meaning behind the season that's perfect for sharing with the entire family. (Ages 4 and older) --Tami Horiuchi
New York City, 1897. A little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon loves Christmas more than anything else in the world. But when a schoolyard bully challenges her belief in Santa Claus, Virginia embarks on a quest across the city to prove he is real.
With her best friend Ollie in tow, Virginia meets everyone from an overeager librarian to a Scraggly Santa raising money for the poor. Finally her father inspires her to write a letter to the New York Sun newspaper, claiming 'If you see it in the Sun, it's so.'
Based on the true story of the most famous newspaper editorial of all time, Yes, Virginia
is a charming and heartwarming tale about believing in the true spirit of Christmas.
- Voices by Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina, and Beatrice Miller (Toy Story 3)
- Bonuses include a behind-the-scene documentary, director commentary, kid cast commentary, and more!