JFK letter promising Santa safe during Cold War on display
BOSTON, MA. — Former President John F. Kennedy’s letter reassuring a young girl that Santa was safe during the Cold War is being featured this month in Boston.
The JFK Presidential Library and Museum is displaying a carbon copy of the letter along with other holiday-themed artifacts in its lobby.
Kennedy’s 1961 letter was addressed to an 8-year-old Michigan girl, who wrote to the president about her concerns that the Russians would kill Santa if they tested a nuclear bomb in the North Pole.
Kennedy said Santa had told him recently that he was fine and was planning to deliver presents on Christmas as usual.