Christmas Past presents my dear santa: a true crime christmas caper

My Dear Santa A True Crime Christmas Caper

A special six-part miniseries. All episodes available on Thanksgiving Day, 2019.

What happens when a con artist decides to save Christmas?

It’s a piece of Christmas history you’ve probably never heard before…and it’s a doozy! At the turn of the 20th century, children's letters to Santa Claus were piling up in post offices, and nobody knew what to do with them.

But along came John Gluck, a workaday customs agent who thought that playing Santa could be his his ticket to fame and fortune—even if it meant getting a little shady.

It's the strange, rollicking—and entirely true—story of the Santa Claus Association. Join Christmas Past on Thanksgiving Day for an unforgettable story populated by movie stars, government agents, bullfighters, a playboy mayor, an art thief, U.S. presidents, and gun-toting boy scouts.

My Dear Santa: A True Crime Christmas Caper is created in partnership with New York Times bestselling author, Alex Palmer. His book, The Santa Claus Man, is available in print, ebook, and audio formats.

Special guest appearances by Greg Young, Alonso Duralde, Javier Leiva, Wesley Livesay, Nancy Pope, and others.

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