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The US Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of letters for Santa from children and families all over the country every year. The agency, for over a hundred years now, has run Operation Santa, a project wherein they find these letters' Santa-individuals and organizations willing to make wishes come true. The documentary film Dear Santa provides an in-depth look at this tradition of giving through the eyes of different Operation Santa centers throughout America.

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It's hard to imagine a time when audiences were more in need of absolutely shameless treacle, but anyone who brings those hopes into "Dear Santa" will find them returned to sender.

December 11, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This is truly life-affirming and uplifting, a reminder that there can be real kindness in the world.

December 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I cried happily all the way through Dear Santa.

December 4, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Nachman interviews countless children for their thoughts on the subject of Santa and the types of gifts they'd like to receive, to charming effect, once again proving that the real thing is infinitely more entertaining than most fictional depictions.

December 3, 2020 | Full Review…

A sprightly feel-good documentary that comes at a time when we could use a lift - and serves as a reminder there are an awful lot of truly good people in this world.

December 3, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Ultimately, "Dear Santa" is about pulling together, helping neighbors, loving each other and celebrating life and the spirit of giving. It's a delightful gift at the end of a challenging year.

December 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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