December 22, 2022

Christmas Specials Old and New, Traditional and Offbeat, Brighten the Holidays

“The series, a follow-up to the same-named 2020 documentary, might also make you think well of postal workers and of people in general – there’s nothing more Christmassy than that, after all, and so welcome in a time when human failure, greed, laziness, and stupidity are so deeply engraved in the news,” says television critic Robert Lloyd. Read his full review in the Los Angeles Times.

December 19, 2022

USPS Documentary ‘Dear Santa’ Lands a Spinoff on Hulu

Dear Santa producers Chris Karpenko and Brendan Gaul talk about the United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa Program and its evolution from feature documentary to television docuseries. Check out what they had to say to Campaign.

December 16, 2022

New Docuseries Follows Real Life Elves as they Make Holiday Wishes Come True

The Philly Tribune says Dear Santa is “uplifting programming” which “showcases the best of our country and reminds us that we have a lot more in common than we realize.” Full article here.

December 14, 2022

USPS’s Operation Santa Focus of New Documentary ‘Dear Santa’

WABC chats with United States Postal Service employee and Lead Elf Precious Thompson about why she loves to volunteer for Operation Santa and about her participation in the new Dear Santa series. See what she had to say.

December 9, 2022

Dear Santa: USPS Operation Santa Helping Kids in Big Creek Community

ABC shares the moving story of the ways in which the United States Postal Service delivered Christmas cheer to a group of local children who lost everything in a recent California wildfire. Watch their touching story!

December 8, 2022

Dear Santa: Docu-series Features Chicago Area Nursing Students Fulfilling Holiday Wishes

ABC Chicago talks with Operation Santa Lead Elf Janice Hall and Nurse Sharon Ortega about what Operation Santa and Dear Santa means to them personally. See their interviews here.

June 15, 2022

“Dear Santa” Documentary Series Coming This December to Hulu

Disney announces that Dear Santa is coming to Hulu via What’s On Disney Plus.

June 15, 2022

Dear Santa Holiday Letters Miniseries Set for Hulu, ABC Stations

During a special surprise panel at this year’s Tribeca X, Dear Santa producers, Brendan Gaul and Chris Karpenko, joined director Dana Nachman, and Disney’s Jennifer Donohue, to break the news that Dear Santa, The Series will premiere on major ABC stations and Hulu this Christmas! Read about it in Variety.  

January 9, 2022

‘Dear Santa’ Raleigh USPS employee, Shaw Band Director Featured in Docuseries About Operation Santa

Shaw University Marching Band Director Andrae King sat down with ABC News in Raleigh to talk about how he teamed up with the USPS to make a young girl’s music dreams come true. Hear more about how they made it happen!