Don't laugh or call it names ... Rudolph, Wis., is popular this time of year - Bring Me The News

Don't laugh or call it names ... Rudolph, Wis., is popular this time of year

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It's been yet another bustling season for holiday mailing, but few Wisconsin towns see a bigger influx of postmark-seekers than Rudolph, Wisconsin, WAOW TV News reports.

"We do associate with Rudolph, we celebrate Christmas all year round," town Postmaster Becky Trzebiatowski told the station.

Postal officials in town say they process tens of thousands of pieces of mail each year from people who want a special red Rudolph post-office stamp on their letters and packages.

"You put the stamp on the card, it goes out with Rudolph, how many places do you have that in the United States?" asks gleeful mailer Fred Hardt of Wisconsin Rapids.

Well, more than a few, actually. There's another Rudolph, in Ohio, that takes a real seasonal pride in stamping its outgoing mail, too.

Santa Claus, Indiana, has a famous small-town post office that claims to be the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name, and it receives more than 400,000 pieces of mail in December.

Of course Christmas, Florida, also sees an influx of mailers this time of year.

At least seven states have towns proudly called Bethlehem, although comedian Jon Stewart earlier this month noted, "You do know Jesus wasn't born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, right?"

The U.S. Postal Service loves these towns – don't forget Holly, Michigan; North Pole, New York; and Noel, Missouri – so much so that postal officials put together a list of nearly 100 U.S. towns with holiday names. Just in case you want to make one more dash to the post office.

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