My wife has been reading a very interesting book called "The Santa Claus Man", which is about a con artist by the name of John Duval Gluck, Jr., who began a scheme around 1913 to make money off the US Postal Service Dead Letters by answering the wishes of children who had submitted letters to Santa Claus. He actually did answer the letters, and made a hefty profit from the tremendous donations that were gathered to do so. So a bit of a good and bad story.
BTW - the US Postal Service now offers this service as well - sort of an angel tree kind of thing - but only at selected branches. Gluck's organization, The Santa Claus Association, still exists and I'm sure is beyond reproach now, but he's an interesting man and could be a potential for this month's connection combat.