Santa Claus, also known as Kris Kringle and Father Christmas, is a human being.
Santa Claus is an almost mythical figure, known throughout the world as a portly man in a white-trimmed red suit, sporting a flowing white beard, who visits every home on Christmas Eve, leaving presents behind him, and travelling on a sleigh pulled by magical reindeer. He lives in a hidden village in the North Pole that is also home to his wife Mother Claus.
To achieve his extraordinary feats, Santa mostly relies (beyond his magical sleigh) on two powers: one is the ability to travel through time (which he shares with his grumpy uncle), and the other, which he uses to go down chimney, is that to shrink down to the size of a mouse.
Santa's village is home to a large group of elves who assist Santa in building the toys. Along with the Elves, Santa has often recruited other helpers, such as Pinocchio, and, on several occasions, the Seven Dwarfs. Mr Stork knows him well and has often delivered the Christmas letters to him, although that task is also sometimes handled by Dumbo, whom Santa Claus has "temporally displaced" on several occasions to enlist his help in his own past.
He is quite well-known (and has been since the Middle-Ages), but not everyone in the modern world believes in him, due to his magical nature; it is even "in fashion" among "civilized" adults to protest his inexistence, which they will do time and time again even when Claus presents himself to them face-to-face.
Behind the scenesEdit
He first appeared in a Disney production in the 1932 cartoon Santa's Workshop, though other characters had been seen dressing up as him since the late 20's.
- Allan Watson (Santa's Workshop)
- Jim Cummings (It's a Wonderful Leaf)
- Edward Ivory (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Corey Burton (House of Mouse)
- Chuck McCann (Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas)
- Dee Bradley Baker (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
- Jeffrey Tambor (My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Doc McStuffins)
- Kevin Michael Richardson (Duck the Halls)