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Gregory Dennis: The many faces of Santa Claus

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Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



In a season of giving and getting presents, most of us are looking forward to what’s going to be under the Christmas tree this coming Monday. The days are ripe with anticipation of gifts from Santa Claus and his elves.

But what if I told you that Santa had already arrived and has been giving out presents all year?

Bear with me for a moment as we look back 120 years, to the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun. On that day in The Sun there appeared a letter to the editor and the editor’s response.

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