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Santa's Helpers making dreams come true at the Chico Post Office

A Camp Fire survivor has a star role in a new documentary called Dear Santa. Action News Now spoke to Jamie Truby about how she helps Santa deliver gifts before Christmas.

Posted: Dec 14, 2020 6:24 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 9:23 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A Camp Fire survivor has a star role in a new documentary called Dear Santa. Action News Now spoke to Jamie Truby about how she helps Santa deliver gifts before Christmas.

Jamie Truby is a Camp Fire survivor and a Contract Postal Carrier, but for the past 10 years, she has also been the Head Elf for the Chico Post Office.

"Every year when children write their letters to Santa Claus we take in their letters because Santa can't do everything himself. Then we read every letter and we get a hold of Santa Claus and find out who is on the Good List or Bad List. We give him a list of toys he needs then we wrap them and get them ready for him and then we help him distribute them on Christmas Eve to the doorsteps of the children who have been on the good list," said Truby.

Dana Nachman is the director of the movie 'Dear Santa' and has the reason behind it.

"The Post Master General about 100 years ago had meeting with Santa and said 'Hey all these letters are coming in too, can we help you facilitate?' And Santa said 'yes of course' and it started then and has been going on ever since," explained Nachman.

Post Offices that are part of 'Operation Santa' have more elves outside the Post Office to help with gifting, but in Chico it's different.

"We do it all ourselves, with the help of Santa of course," said Truby. 

Nachman says they filmed the movie in 2019 between Thanksgiving and Christmas and found Truby by looking at places that had been through a natural disaster, like the Camp Fire.

"Chico was one of them, and one of our awesome production assistants and researchers she found Jamie through research at the Chico Post Office," said Nachman. 

"It is something I look forward to every single year and as bad as all that was there were a lot of kids that still needed to get their letters to Santa and wanted presents from Santa. I mean I was still able to do it, there was no way I wasn't going to," said Truby.

If you still want to get a letter to Santa you have until Dec. 22.

To see the different ways to watch Dear Santa click HERE.

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