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About the series
From the award-winning team behind the IFC Films’ documentary Dear Santa, comes Dear Santa, The Series, a family-oriented holiday docuseries that takes viewers behind the scenes of the United States Postal Service’s inspiring “Operation Santa” program. In this six-episode television show, audiences travel the country meeting some of Jolly Ole’ St. Nick’s most memorable letter writers, the human elves Santa personally tapped to make sure their Christmas wishes come true, and the USPS employees who annually make everything possible.

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Director: Dana Nachman
Producers: Brendan Gaul, Brett Henenberg, Christopher Karpenko, Chelsea Matter,
Dana Nachman

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“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.

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Dear Santa, The Series shares headline with the Queen of Christmas?! Read what Entertainment Weekly had to say about our new show!

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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.

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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.


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.



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!