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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Santa Claus or Father Christmas legendarily distributes presents to good children on Christmas morning under the tree. He plays an important part in the Christmas tradition on the planet Earth. The origin of Santa stems from a number of different centuries-old traditions, with the most iconic version of Santa being finalized in the early 20th century.


In order to deliver presents to all children in a single night, Santa uses time loops and clones of himself. (ST: The Man Who (Nearly) Killed Christmas)

The Doctor visited Santa Claus in his workshop and helped save Christmas. (TVC: A Christmas Story)

A later Doctor warned Santa of a future where the toy workshop spanned over 2000 worlds and the fabric of space was being torn upon by his time looping. A solution was found involving a fleet of robot Santas and newly calculated, more stable wormholes.(ST: The Man Who (Nearly) Killed Christmas)

This adventure may well have happened in the Land of Fiction.

Santa helped Iris Wildthyme find Panda. (BFIW: The Claws of Santa)


Although the Sto history of Santa is garbled, historians have indicated that some elements of the Santa legend originate from a more sinister source than the "jolly old elf" best known to the people of today.
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Santa Claus (also known as Father Christmas) was an Earth mythological/religious/folk/commercial figure of European origin. He is primarily recognized as a magical giver of gifts during the Christmas holiday season, although the specifics and legends vary widely from region to region.

Santa Claus remained a familiar cultural figure into the 23rd century. (TOS novel: The Rift)

Zeus, an alien who had visited Earth during the "Golden Age of Greece", claimed to have also have been be Santa Claus. (NF novel: Gods Above)

Worf dressed up as Father Christmas for a holiday party aboard the USS Enterprise-E, after losing a bet to Jasminder Choudhury. At the same event, T'Ryssa Chen dressed as one of Santa's elves. (TNG novel: Greater Than the Sum)


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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From DC Database

Character Template Character Template
Santa Claus

Real Name
Agios Nikolaus
Current Alias
Santa Claus

Santa; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Kris "Crusher" Kringle; Chris



Real World, New Earth

Base Of Operations



Marital Status



Place of Birth
Patara, Turkey



Santa Claus is one of the most famous and beloved icons of childhood folklore, whose name and visage has become symbolic with the holiday known as Christmas. In the old tradition, Santa Claus was thought of as a portly man, with a white beard who lived at the North Pole and managed a colony of elves who manufactured toys all throughout the year. On December 24th of each year, he would ride off in a sleigh driven by eight reindeer to distribute gifts to children around the world. He maintained a census of which children were naughty and which children were nice and doled out his gifts accordingly based upon whom he felt was the most deserving. This is the story that most children are raised to believe, but the true story of Santa Claus is steeped in mystery and conjecture.

By the account of magus John Constantine, the historical Santa Claus was actually Agios Nikolaus, born in Patara, Lycia (Turkey) in 270 AD. As an adult, Agios was appointed the Bishop of Myra, where he developed a reputation for performing miracles, such as resurrecting the dead. He was also known for his benevolence, charity and anonymously giving gifts to the poor. Agios Nikolaus passed away in 343 AD, upon which he ascended to sainthood. His remains were entombed in Myra until the 11th century when the Saracens invaded Turkey. The faithful disinterred Nikolaus’ remains and shipped them to the Basilica di San Nicola in Bari, Italy where they remained undisturbed for centuries. In 2008, John Constantine located the skeleton of Agios Nikolaus and arranged to have the remains shipped back to England for use in an occult ritual. In order to get the remains through customs, Constantine had them ground into powder and convinced the customs agent that it was gardening fertilizer. He used some of the powder for his ritual, then snorted the rest as if it were cocaine musing about how it was going to be a "White Christmas". Whether the skeleton that Constantine acquired really belonged to the actual Saint Nikolaus, or whether this individual was in fact Santa Claus is a matter of interpretation. [1]

Even if the original, corporeal body of Santa Claus no longer existed, the essence of Santa Claus proved to be truly immortal.

One year, a group of disgruntled thugs known as the Seal Men, decided to kidnap Santa Claus out of revenge for giving them "inappropriate" gifts. The Sandman Garrett Sanford, and his friend Jed, liberated Santa from the Seal Men and cleared up what was otherwise just an embarrassing misunderstanding. The Sandman and Jed then helped Santa to deliver presents to all of the children of the world that year. [2]

One rather biased account of Santa Claus however, did not paint him as a jolly old gift-giver, but rather as a merciless slave-owner. Known as Kris "Crusher" Kringle, this concept of Santa Claus was a brutal dictator who ran an empire out of his stronghold at the North Pole. He maintained an army of elves, and through a practice of planned malnutrition, was able to keep them short in stature and "fierce as ferrets". Several years ago, one of Crusher Kringle's primary rivals, the Easter Bunny, hired the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo to assassinate Santa Claus. Accepting the Bunny’s payment, Lobo was only too happy to see the job through. He traveled to the North Pole and blazed a bloody trail of destruction as he massacred dozens of elves just to reach Kringle's throne room. Santa proved to be more than just a fat old man though. The two faced each other in mortal combat, and Santa came at Lobo with two sharpened shivs. Lobo would not be undone however, and defeated his adversary by decapitating him. After which, he went outside and shot Rudolph. Now while this account seems incredulous at best, Lobo has maintained that it did in fact take place. [3][4]

Even if some of Lobo's account is valid, Santa Claus still continues to exist in the hearts and minds of children across the globe. Although he seldom interacts with members of the super-hero community, there are those such as Superman and Impulse who can attest to Santa Claus’ existence.

Powers and Abilities


  • Charisma: With the exception of notable individuals such as Lobo and the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus has the ability to engender trust and inspire hope in others.
  • Immortality: Santa Claus appears to be virtually immortal, having not aged beyond his traditional image for several centuries.



Toy bag, said to be able to carry enough toys for all the good little girls and boys.


Sleigh drawn by eight to nine reindeer. The sleigh and reindeer are able to defy gravity and traverse continents, allowing Santa Claus to distribute the toys to the young children.


During Lobo's misadventure with "Crusher" Kringle, he wielded two sharpened shivs against the Czarnian bounty hunter.


  • Due the mythic nature of Santa Claus and his one-time association with Garrett Sanford, it is not unreasonable to assume that Santa has a strong presence in the Dreaming.


  • Once had a giant gorilla named Kong as a roommate.[5]
  • Despite constantly advancing Apokoliptian defenses and weaponry, Santa Claus manages to personally give Darkseid a lump of coal every year.[6]

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From Muppet Wiki

Santa Claus is a traditional, secular figure of Christmas good cheer, generally depicted as a jolly fat, old man in a red suit. Other nations have their own variations, such as Father Christmas in England and Sinterklaas in the Netherlands. Santa has appeared in several Muppet/Sesame Street specials over the years, portrayed by different human actors and occasionally depicted as a Muppet. Muppet characters have sometimes felt the urge to don the familiar beard as well.


Santa Claus as a character

Picture Portrayer Production Notes
Arthur Godfrey The Ed Sullivan Show
December 24, 1967
Santa appears alongside Scudge, Gleep, and other monsters in a brief holiday sketch. Set entirely in his workshop, the monsters attempt to steal toys until Santa shows them kindness by giving them the playthings as a present.
unknown Hey Cinderella! "Santa Claus" appeared as one of the ball guests, telling one of the Stepsisters that she reminded him of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Art Carney The Great Santa Claus Switch This was Santa's first extended appearance in a Muppet production. Santa is an amiable figure, kind even to Cosmo Scam. He is also a hopeless amateur magician, forever practicing card tricks.
unknown Fraggle Rock "Manny's Land of Carpets" Uncle Traveling Matt encounters a department store Santa, who he assumes is a magical wish giving creature.
Anything Muppet Sesame Street News Flash A Pumpkin Anything Muppet (Frank Oz) appears as Santa Claus, apparently unsure of his own identity.
Anything Muppet Sesame Street News Flash In another News Flash sketch, Kermit the Frog interviews a Fat Blue Santa, asking how he gets down the chimney.
Whatnot episode 305 of The Muppet Show A Whatnot Santa appears during the line "everything's coming up sunshine and Santa Claus..."
unknown Elmo Saves Christmas A goodwill Santa stands in front of The Furry Arms Hotel.
Charles Durning Elmo Saves Christmas This Santa is rather crotchety and frustrated by the side effects of Elmo's wish. He also gets to sing "Every Day Can't Be Christmas."
Charles Edward Hall Elmo's World: Happy Holidays Elmo travels to the North Pole near the end of the special.
Dave "Squatch" Ward It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Fozzie runs into a compassionate Salvation Army Santa, and accidentally leaves his sack of money with him.
unknown It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie In a deleted scene, a jolly Santa, apparently convinced he's the real deal, regretfully informs Kermit that he can't appear in their big holiday production.
Muppet Poser Macy's Windows, 2002 A poser puppet of Santa Claus helms his sleigh in the Macy's window display.
Kevin James Elmo's Christmas Countdown Kevin James shows another side of Santa Claus when he is issued a speeding ticket.
Richard Griffiths A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa The Muppets race to make sure that three letters make their way to Santa.
Anything Muppet Weihnachten mit Ernie und Bert Santa visits Ernie and Bert in their German apartment.

Characters dressing as Santa Claus

Picture Portrayer Production Notes
Baby Animal Muppet Babies
Baby Animal dressed up as Santa to show who would come down the chimney that Baby Piggy must clean.
Bert Peter Alexander presents Specialties Bert dresses as Santa in this German TV special from 1975.
Bert and Ernie Sesame Street Magazine, December 1977 Bert and Ernie collaborate as Santa Claus.
Bert Weihnachten mit Ernie & Bert Bert takes part in Rumpel's Christmas song as Santa on Die grosse Sesamstrasse Musikshow"
Big Bird The Sesame Street Postcard Book Big Bird taking on the role of Santa with Snuffy taking on the role of the reindeer.
Ernie Sesame Street calendar, unknown year Ernie appears as Santa, with Bert as his reindeer.
The Big Bad Wolf Muppet Classic Theatre The wolf dresses as Santa to infiltrate Sandy Pig's home.
Bobo the Bear It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Bobo is asked to fill in for the absent Santa.
Cookie Monster Elmo Saves Christmas Cookie Monster dresses as Santa in order to trick Elmo out of his plate of cookies.
Cosmo Scam The Great Santa Claus Switch Cosmo Scam poses as Santa.
Doc A Muppet Family Christmas Doc appears as Santa at the end of the special, passing out presents.
Doc Hogg Bear in the Big Blue House "A Berry Bear Christmas" Doc appears as "Santa Hogg" at the Woodland Valley Mall.
Fozzie Bear Muppet Magazine issue 5 Fozzie dresses as Santa for the Muppet Magazine Christmas party.
Gonzo episode 517 of The Muppet Show Gonzo's chickens play the part of Santa's reindeer in a holiday mix-up medley.
Herry Monster Elmo's Delicious Christmas Herry dresses as Santa Claus to help collect toys and food for needy families.
Grover Grover's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Grover takes on the role of Santa Claus to leave presents on Sesame Street.
Herry Monster Sesamstrasse magazine Herry dresses as Santa Claus on a 1980 Sesamstrasse magazine cover.
Kermit the Frog The Miss Piggy Cover Girl Fantasy Calendar Kermit plays the role of Santa coming down the chimney.
Kermit the Frog Hallmark wall decoration Kermit dresses as Santa, with Miss Piggy holidng mistletoe over his head, on this 1977 wall decoration by Hallmark. The same picture can be seen in the dressing rooms of the Muppet Show.
Kermit the Frog Jim Henson's Muppets Annual 1983 Remake to the 1977 picture (pictured above).
Kermit the Frog The Christmas Toy Kermit delivered his traditional holiday introduction for The Christmas Toy after climbing down the chimney.
Kermit the Frog Santa Kermit doll Released in 1990 by "Presents," a division of Hamilton Gifts.
Miss Piggy "Kermit's Christmas Diary", Jim Henson's Muppets Annual 1982 Santa Claus can't make it for Christmas Day, so Miss Piggy cheers up Robin by dressing up as "Mother Christmas."
Center Mr. Snuffleupagus Christmas Eve on Sesame Street Snuffy assumes the role of Santa for scientific purposes, in an attempt to demonstrate how someone as large as Santa can fit down a tiny chimney.
Oscar the Grouch A Sesame Street Christmas Carol Christmas Carole transforms Oscar when he won't come out of his can.
The Swedish Chef Palisades Toys The Santa Chef Action Figure was released as Palisades' 2004 holiday figure.
Taminella Grinderfall Tales of the Tinkerdee Taminella poses as Santa as part of her scheme to steal Princess Gwendolinda's birthday presents.
Two-Headed Monster A Muppet Family Christmas The Monster plays jolly Saint Nick in the Sesame Street gang's Christmas pageant.
Waldorf Muppet Magazine issue 17 Waldorf plays the role of Santa in the Muppet Babies comic book adaptation of "A Visit from St. Nicholas".
Wilkins Wilkins Coffee commercial Wilkins plays Santa, with Wontkins as his reindeer.

Santa hats

Santa Claus in books

Big Bird relaxes with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Big Bird Meets Santa Claus
Santa going up the chimney in The Sesame Street Postcard Book.

Santa Claus appears in a number of Muppet and Sesame Street books, including:

The Sesame characters visit Santa Claus at P.C. Nickles Department Store in:

Muppet characters also pretend to be Santa in other books:


  • In Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Oscar asks Big Bird and Patty how Santa Claus can deliver presents on Christmas Eve if he can't fit through the narrow chimneys on Sesame Street. Kermit and Grover interview various kids on the subject trying to help solve the mystery. Eventually, Big Bird decides to stay up all night on the roof to wait for Santa Claus. Although jingle bells and footsteps are heard when Big Bird falls asleep, Santa Claus is not actually seen. Meanwhile, Cookie Monster tries repeatedly to write a letter to Santa Claus, and speaks to him by shouting into his belly after having eaten the telephone on which he had dialed Santa's number.
  • In Muppets from Space, Gonzo hears a voice outside his window when he wakes up. Approaching, he asks, "Rizzo?" Rizzo replies, "No, it's Santa. But I forgot my reindeer."


The following actors, who have appeared in Muppet/Henson productions, have portrayed Santa in other film or television appearances.

  • Ed Asner voiced Santa in The Story of Santa Claus (1996, TV) and Olive the Other Reindeer (1999, TV) and appeared on camera as Santa in The Ellen Show (2001, TV) and Elf (2003, film).
  • Fred Astaire played Santa in The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (TV, 1979).
  • John Astin voiced Santa in an episode of Higglytown Heroes (2004, TV)
  • Mel Brooks voiced Santa in an episode of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (2002, TV).
  • David Canary played Santa in Secret Santa (1994, TV).
  • Art Carney reprised the role of Santa in The Night They Saved Christmas (1984, TV).
  • Charles Durning played Santa in several TV movies: It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989), Mrs. Santa Claus (1996), Mr. St. Nick (2002), and A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004).
  • Paul Frees voiced Santa in the Rankin/Bass TV specials Frosty the Snowman (1969), The First Easter Rabbit (1976), and Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976).
  • Gilbert Gottfried voiced Santa in Billy and Mandy Save Christmas (2005, TV)
  • John Goodman voiced Santa in the video Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998), a Robot Santa in Futurama (199, TV), and played the part in The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006, TV).
  • James Earl Jones voiced Santa Claus in an episode of Recess (1997, TV)
  • Bruce Kirby played Santa in A Different Kind of Christmas (1996, TV)
  • Stuart Pankin played Santa in an episode of The Hughleys (1998, TV)
  • Gerry Parkes played a retiring Santa Claus in Must Be Santa (1999, TV)
  • Austin Pendleton played a streetcorner Santa in Christmas with the Cranks (2004, film)
  • William Shatner voiced Santa in It's a Very Merry Eek's-mas (1993, TV)
  • Jeffrey Tambor voiced Santa in The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas (2007)
  • Peter Ustinov played Santa in Julie's Christmas Special (1973, TV)
  • Frank Welker voiced Santa in A Chipmunk Christmas (1981, TV)
  • George Wendt played Santa in A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All (2008, TV)

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Marvel Database

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Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle

Santa Claus (Earth-616)
Real Name
Current Alias
Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle




6' 0" (Variable)

250 lbs (114 kg) (Variable)


White, (Variable)

First appearance

Strange Tales #34
(February, 1955)


History of character is unknown.


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This article is about the NPC from the 2008 and 2009 Christmas events. For the NPC from the 2004 and 2005 Christmas events, see Father Christmas.

It has been suggested that this article (or section) be merged with Father Christmas. (Discuss).
Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Release date Unknown edit
Race Human
Members NPC? No
Quest NPC? No
Location 2008: Jack Frost's hideout
2009: Land of Snow
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? No
Gender Male
Examine A jolly distributor of presents.
Notable features Husband to the Queen of Snow and father to Jack Frost.
A detailed image of Santa Claus

Santa Claus (also known as Nick or Nicklaus) is a non-player character who made an appearance as part of the 2008 Christmas event and 2009 Christmas event. He is the father of Jack Frost, and husband to the Queen of Snow.

Santa is seen not wearing a Santa hat, but is instead wearing a hood. The current Santa Claus is very different from the 2004 Christmas event version: Father Christmas. The graphically updated Santa wears a different set of clothing and is much more obese.

2008 Christmas event

Santa Claus and his four reindeer frozen in ice.

In the 2008 Christmas event, his son, Jack Frost, freezes him, his sleigh and his four reindeers. Usually, Santa Claus is supposed to have 8 reindeers, excluding Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.

Players had to defrost him by lighting several logs around his sleigh using a tinderbox (given to players during the event). No firemaking experience was rewarded.

When he was defrosted, players were awarded with the four pieces of the Santa suit.

2009 Christmas event

Santa Claus returns in 2009 Christmas event. In this event, the Christmas-hating Ebenezer Scourge kidnaps him and steals the food prepared for the Christmas feast organised by the Queen of Snow. Scourge does this to seek revenge on the Queen of Snow.

Santa Claus is freed when players, wearing the Ghost costume, scare Ebenezer Scourge by pretending to be the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. If players wore the costume and talked to Santa Claus, he mistakes the player for a real ghost, but quickly realises that the ghost is the player.


  • Nicklaus, Santa's real name, is possibly a tribute to the person who inspired the myth, Saint Nicholas.
  • In Britain, where Jagex is based, Santa is not called Santa Claus. Instead he is called Father Christmas. However, in the 2009 Christmas event, Ebenezer Scourge refers to the captive Claus as 'Father Christmas', strongly implying that both are simply different names used for one person.
  • The Queen of Snow's comical conversation with Santa Claus in which she states that Santa looks "well-fed" may be a reference to his earlier, thinner 2004 incarnation as "Father Christmas".
  • Instead of a santa hat, Santa Claus wears a red hood which has two white pompoms attached to strings resting on both shoulders.

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The title of this article is conjectural.

Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

Santa Claus
Physical description

Yoda's species and Human



Hair color


Chronological and political information

Alliance to Restore the Republic

Santa Claus was a festively dressed, probable member of the Rebel Alliance stationed on the cruiser Independence.

A member of the same species as the Jedi Master Yoda, possibly Yoda himself, was known to have donned regalia similar to Claus's distinctive outfit on at least one occasion.

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Behind the scenes

In the Star Wars: X-wing computer game, when the date is set for 25/12, Santa Claus appears on the Independence concourse menu. In LEGO Star Wars II, if the codes 'CL4U5H' and 'TYH319' are entered at the Mos Eisley Cantina, then Disguise 3 is activated in the Extras menu, A very Santa-like character can be built using the character customizer. This character is specifically identified as Santa Claus in a news item.


LEGO Santa Claus.

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This article or section is about an event NPC, creature or object.

The information about this NPC, creature or object is only relevant during a certain time of the year, e.g. only during Christmas.

Do not remove the information on this page because you can't find the NPC/creature/object.


File:Santa Claus.gif NPC Santa Claus
Location: Has a house on the Ice Island of Vega. Around Christmas each year, he can be found in or near each major town, usually near the Depot.

Ab'Dendriel: Underground shops, near Shanar.
Ankrahmun: In the Tavern west from boat.
Carlin: At Dane's shop (underground), south west of depot.
Darashia: South of town, next to the Tavern.
Edron: Inside Castle, next to the Depot.
Farmine: In the Tavern west from the steamship.
Kazordoon: Jolly Axeman Tavern.
Liberty Bay: West of the depot.
Port Hope: Grassy area south of depot.
Svargrond: West of depot.
Thais: At Frodo's shop, north east of depot.
Venore: Under main depot.

Yalahar: In the Tavern east from depot.
Occupation: Gift Giver
Notes: There are rumors that if you are nice to him, he will give you a present. The present you receive is random. You might receive:

In previous years Santa Clauses were controlled by CipSoft employees, and could hurt you if you were foulmouthed. At that time he also gave away a larger variety of items. In those times Knightmare organized races to find Santa Claus, giving a Teddy Bear to the winner. He is nowadays only giving extremely lucky persons on any server the precious Teddy Bear.

During one year Santa had better gifts in premium cities, but has since returned to his usual self, giving random presents in every city.
Items traded: None.
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