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Editor’s note: Virginia O’Hanlon, 8, wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the response was printed as an editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The piece has become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial. It is reprinted here because it captures still the enduring spirit of Christmas.

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Every December, I hated to see the inevitable tears streaming down the face of one of my fourth-graders. I could always count on an older child on the playground to make it his sole purpose to rob a younger student’s world of one of the joys of the season.

Editor’s note: Virginia O’Hanlon, 8, wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the response was printed as an editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The piece has become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial. It is reprinted here because it captures still the enduring spirit of Christmas.