an article in the English language edition of Der Spiegel, the German news magazine. Apparently letters to Santa are sent out not only in the US, but in a number of other countries as well. In many countries Santa (in the US), or Pere Noel (in France) will answer not only traditional letters, but email as well. As a matter of fact, email outnumbers "snail mail" in many places. Not in Germany however! Father Christmas as he is known there, only does traditional mail. Pictured here is Father Christmas himself with some volunteers answering letters to Santa at Deutsche Post.
Meanwhile here at the library we are catching our breath after a busy fall semester, with some of us passing around a delightful children's book, the Librarian's Night Before Christmas :-)