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Dear Santa: The Series

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Holiday docu about giving back inspires but can drag.

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This behind-the-scenes look at the post office is interesting, as are the stories and professions highlighted on the show. Each year the USPS collects millions of letters written to Santa -- Letters to Santa: The Series documents how the wishes within a small portion of those letters are granted each year by USPS partnering with a bevy of good samaritans. It's a heartwarming holiday show that promotes kindness and generosity and parents don't have to worry about the magic of Santa being compromised, as It's explained that he has been working with USPS for over 100 years to grant wishes, especially for the type of gifts that won't fit in a box.

In the first episode there's a pediatric plastic surgeon who ended up starting a non-profit after helping one year, as well as a postal worker who created a large-scale food bank to help the community he serves. While Dear Santa certainly has its heart in the right place, there's some room for improvement. Parents will certainly appreciate the message behind the series but a slow and sometimes underwhelming narration style may leave kids bored eventually.

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