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Quickie Review: Dear Santa

If ‘tis the season for a sweet documentary about the gift of giving, then Dear Santa fits the bill, or perhaps the envelope. It shines a light on the 100-year-old “Operation Santa” Program of the United States Postal Service. Yes, it’s a real thing that appears to have survived and thrived despite the ups and downs of the USPS itself. The program allows the public to safely adopt letters to Santa that arrive at Post Offices around the country. Hundreds of thousands of letters, mostly from kids – presumably more nice than naughty – revealing their Christmas wishes for everything from toy cars, dolls and puppies, to the gift of love and acceptance. Aw shucks. I’ll take a stack of those. It’s like a universal make-a-wish program for the holiday season, no matter your religion.