In 1897 an eight-year-old girl named Virginia wrote to The New York Sun with a question.
"Is there a Santa Claus?"
The answer became one of the most famous editorials in history, and the inspiration for this 30-minute holiday special, created as part of Macy's "Believe" campaign.
I wrote the script and co-produced the film, which starred Alfred Molina, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neil Patrick Harris, and Steve Buscemi's brother.
The film premiered on CBS in 2009 and has run every year since.
After the success of the Yes, Virginia tv special, Harper Collins asked if we'd be interested in doing a picture book.
I wrote the text and the talented James Bernardin illustrated. The book is available in bookstores nationwide.
In 2010, Virginia became a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It's a weird feeling to see your character float down Broadway next to Shrek and Kermit the Frog.
Yes, Virginia has now become an integral part of the Macy's holiday experience:
I gotta say, it feels pretty magical.