Questions tagged [santa-claus]

The personification of the spirit of Christmas, usually represented as a jolly fat old man with a white beard and a red suit, who brings gifts to good children on Christmas Eve.

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80s (70s?) Christmas scifi programme. Alien befriends young boy and dresses as Santa

I recall an alien befriends a young boy and at Christmas the boy is given a present from the alien dressed as Santa. The gift is a small toy version of its spaceship.
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Where did the name Kris Kringle come from? [closed]

Kris Kringle is one of the many nicknames attributed to supposedly fictional entity Santa Claus. My question is simple. Where did this name come from? How did it come to exist?
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What is Dropo's purpose?

In the famously bad film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Dropo is one of the more famous characters from that movie. He seems to be the comic relief in this already "comedic" film. But what is his ...
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Looking for Kris Kringle book

I'm looking for a Christmas-themed (but not religious) book whose title at least partially contains "Kris Kringle." As it was described to me, pages (at least of one edition) were gold-edged. ...
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How old is L. Frank Baum's Santa Claus?

In L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Santa Claus is a mortal human who is gifted an artifact granting immortality by a council of immortal beings on account of his unprecedented ...
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Old story where Santa Claus is a 007-like secret agent?

Plot Summary/Details In this one, the protagonist is Santa Claus (goes by Kris), who also happens to be an extremely talented - and deadly - secret agent. I believe he spends most of his the year ...
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Santa's Omniscience in “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

At the beginning of the song, the other reindeer are nasty to Rudolph. All of the other reindeer Used to laugh and call him names They never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games But ...
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Looking for the name of a recent Christmas special

I saw a Christmas special either last year or the year before and I'd like to watch it again this year. However, I can't remember the name. I saw it either in the US or in New Zealand. I don't ...
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How does Narnia's Father Christmas work?

While reading this question, I began to wonder how Santa/Father Christmas works according to the Narnia series. We know he's a real person (since the children meet him in the first published book) ...
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Robot wakes man from suspended animation to play Santa Claus (comic)

I recall a short comic story from a magazine (maybe Heavy Metal or similar) in the late 70's or early 80's. It's about a guy who is woken from suspended animation on a colony ship by a robot once a ...
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Is Santa more than fiction in the Harry Potter Universe?

We know that the Potterians (Potterites?, Potterlings?) celebrate Christmas (at least they do in the UK). Are there mentions of Santa? Is/was he some sort of real person. In the same way we (out of ...
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is there a canon explanation for how Santa can fit down a chimney? [closed]

Santa is typically depicted as an obese man, or at least far heftier than a traditional chimneysweep. He also is known to visit homes all around the world in a single night, and is typically credited ...
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Which pair of reindeer did Rudolph replace when he saved Christmas in the 1964 animated classic?

The song from the 1964 animated Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tells us about the eight reindeer that pull Santa's sleigh. There's Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and ...
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Is Santa Claus a Time Lord? [closed]

Consider the following about Santa Claus: He can carry presents for every little boy and girl around the world in one bag that sits on a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer, so his bag has to be ...