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"Dear Santa" documentary highlights volunteers behind Operation Santa

Posted at 10:40 AM, Dec 02, 2020

Since 1907, the Post Office has been receiving letters from millions of kids asking for all sorts of things and asking him lots of questions. Santa's a busy guy and can't answer them all--he's making a list, he's checking it twice, finding out who's naughty or nice-- so he's going to need some help.

Operation Santa Volunteer Centers around the country make it possible for individuals and organizations to adopt these letters and send responses and thoughtful gifts in Santa’s place.

Now they're highlighted in a new film by Emmy Award-winning director, Dana Nachman, who sat down with Leigh Ann to talk about her upcoming documentary, "Dear Santa."

The film follows a handful of Operation Santa centers and the people who make them possible everywhere from small-town Arizona to the heart of New York City. A love letter to each of these places and the 7.3 million postal employees that connect them, "Dear Santa" is a timely reminder of how we can care for each other even when we're far apart.

"Dear Santa" will be out on video on demand on December 4.

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