My brother-in-law is from Fairbanks, Alaska. Yes, ALASKA Alaska. He swears that in high school, he and his classmates would respond to letters to Santa. Supposedly, any letter (with or without stamp) labeled "Santa Clause" or "North Pole" will be delivered to North Pole, Alaska (near Fairbanks) and responded to by local high schoolers.
I'm testing to see if this is still true. I labeled an envelope "Santa Clause, North Pole" (without stamp). I included the below letter that I wrote with my left hand. I'll let you know if I get "a Sponge Bob."
Merry Xmas, Oliver
Admit it, I'm getting pretty fancy with this whole blogging/internet thing.
12/29/08 - no response (does Santa exist?)