Why the most famous editorial ever written is a great Christmas story

In response to an 8-year-old girl, Francis Church, as curmudgeonly as he supposedly was, managed to turn Santa Claus into a symbol of mankind’s potential for goodness, kindness and love.

Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist at the Deseret News. Email him at even@deseretnews.com. For more content, visit his website, jayevensen.com.