Dana Nachman is a filmmaker whose works include Pick of the Litter, The Final Show, and Batkid Begins. She is the director, writer, and producer of Dear Santa. This new documentary follows various people involved in the US Postal Service’s century-old “Operation Santa” program, which helps get children’s letters to Santa Claus answered.
Dear Santa is available on several major streaming platforms. Check this listing to see how you can watch it at home. In addition to listening to my interview with Dana on the podcast, you can also watch it on YouTube.
Mentioned in this episode
- My Dear Santa: A True Crime Christmas Caper: Christmas Past’s six-part miniseries about John Gluck and the Santa Claus Association
- Backstory — Letters to Santa: a 2016 episode of Christmas Past, exploring the history behind this tradition
- The Definitive Directory of Christmas Podcasts
Music in this episode
O Little Town of Bethlehem — Don Maue, shared directly by the artist