G.K. Chesterton & Old Saint Nick

Famed mystery writer G.K. Chesterton (creator of the Father Brown mysteries) proudly and sincerely believed in Santa Claus and hoped children would genuinely believe in him too.

On December 20th, 1935, the sixty-one-year old novelist published an open letter in The Commonweal, an English liberal Catholic magazine. His article, which ran for just two columns, was entitled “Santa Claus and Science.”

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