Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Many characters have dressed as Santa Claus and/or attempted to impersonate him in some way in various Christmas specials. These particular characters are listed here.

Characters playing Santa

Characters dressing up as Santa to play the role (such as at a department store or a Christmas party). This also includes characters filling in for the real Santa on Christmas Eve.

Picture Character Performer Feature Year Notes
O-OSWALD-facebook Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Empty Socks 1927
MickeysOrphans-MickeyAsSanta Mickey Mouse Walt Disney Mickey Mouse 1931; 1933 Disney's mascot portrays Santa for orphan kittens in Mickey's Orphans and later delivers presents to a poor family in Mickey's Good Deed.
Grampy as Santa Grampy Jack Mercer Christmas Comes But Once a Year 1936 Grampy plays the role of Santa in order to cheer up the orphans.
Woody as Santa Woody Woodpecker Billy West Woody Woodpecker 1944; 1999 Woody dressed as Santa to take back stolen gifts from Buzz Buzzard in A Very Woody Christmas. He also disguised as Santa to take food from the lodge in Ski for Two.
PopeyeAsSanta Popeye Jack Mercer Mister and Mistletoe 1955 After foiling Bluto, the one-eyed sailor dresses as Santa, only to be recognized by his nephews.
Barney dresses up as Santa Barney Fife Don Knotts "Christmas Story" 1960 Barney dresses up as Santa Claus for the Christmas party at Andy's office.
Phones as Santa Phones Robert Easton Stingray: "A Christmas to Remember" 1964 Phones disguised as Santa Claus.
FredAsSanta Fred Flintstone Alan Reed (1960-1977);
Henry Corden (1977-2005)
The Flintstones 1964; 1977; 1993 The Flintstone family patriarch works as a department store Santa and ends up filling in for the real Santa in "Christmas Flintstone". This idea was repeated for the special A Flintstone Christmas. Fred is also hired to play Santa at a parade in A Flintstone Family Christmas.
Thunderbirds-Santa Jeff Tracy Peter Dyneley Thunderbirds: "Give Or Take a Million" 1966
Th ThankyouveryMuchrepriseScrooge1970-YouTube Ebenezer Scrooge Albert Finney Scrooge 1970 After being reformed by the Ghosts, Scrooge portrays Santa for the Cratchit family.
Custard as Father Christmas Custard Richard Briers Roobarb: "When It Was Christmas" 1974 Custard (disguises as Father Christmas) enters at Roobarb’s Christmas party after Roobarb has eaten the feast he made.
Pink Panther as Santa The Pink Panther Matt Frewer The Pink Panther 1978; 1994
Yosemite Sam As Santa Claus Yosemite Sam Mel Blanc Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol 1979 After being spooked by "the Ghost of Christmas" (actually a disguised Bugs Bunny), Yosemite Sam (temporarily) reforms and gives out money, dressed as Santa.
TazAsSanta The Tasmanian Devil Mel Blanc (1979);
Jim Cummings (1993)
Looney Tunes 1979; 1993 Taz has dressed as Santa twice - in the special Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales and in the Taz-Mania episode "No Time for Christmas".
Milton as Santa Milton Red Buttons Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July 1979 Milton dresses as Santa Claus as part of a performance at the Circus by the Sea.
YogiAsSanta Yogi Bear Daws Butler Yogi Bear 1980; 1982 Yogi plays the role of Santa at the Jellystone Lodge's Christmas party in Yogi's First Christmas. In Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper, he disguises himself as a mall Santa while hiding out in the department store.
Alvin-holiday-01 Alvin Seville Ross Bagdasarian Jr. A Chipmunk Christmas 1981
MOTU-Xmas Prince Adam / He-Man John Erwin He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special 1985
BabarFatherChristmas Babar the Elephant James Bradford Babar and Father Christmas 1986
Two-Headed Monster as Santa Two-Headed Monster Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 The Two-Headed Monster plays St. Nicholas in the Sesame Street gang's stage performance of The Night Before Christmas.
Doc as Santa Doc Gerry Parks Doc appears as Santa at the end of the special, passing out presents.
Simpsons-grinch Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta The Simpsons 1989; 1999; 2000; 2003; 2013 Homer gets a job as a mall Santa in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". He dresses up as Santa again to help Bart and Lisa save Christmas in "Grift of the Magi". He also dresses as Santa when stealing Ned Flanders' presents for everyone in "'Tis the Fifteenth Season". Homer dressed up as Santa again for the Thanksgiving Day parade in "Homer vs. Dignity" and again in "White Christmas Blues".
Barney Gumble as Santa Barney Gumble Dan Castellaneta The Simpsons 1989; 2013 Homer's friend gets a job as a mall Santa as well in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", and also appears as Santa in "White Christmas Blues" and its opening sequence.
LouieAsSanta Louie the Ape Jim Cummings TaleSpin: "A Jolly Molly Christmas" 1990 Louie dresses up as Santa to make Molly believe that he exists.
MarioAsSanta Mario Walker Boone Super Mario World: "The Night Before Cave Christmas" 1991 Nintendo's mascot plays Santa for the people of Dome City. A Santa outfit is also one of the costumes Mario can wear in Super Mario Odyssey, and he also wore a Santa costume in two Christmas-themed event tours in Mario Kart Tour.
PoohAsSanta Winnie the Pooh Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too Disguised as Santa, Pooh attempts to bring Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore the gifts that they wanted.
DarkwingXmas Drake Mallard Darkwing Duck: "It's a Wonderful Leaf" Darkwing Duck initially accidentally puts on a Santa Claus costume when he begins investigating Bushroot's crime spree, and later, in his civilian identity, plays the role when giving presents to his neighbors, the Muddlefoots. Drake also dressed as Santa in a Christmas-themed promo that aired on syndicated affiliates that carried the Disney Afternoon in 1991.
InspectorGadget Chief Quimby Maurice LaMarche Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas 1992 Quimby disguises himself as a department store Santa to brief Inspector Gadget on his mission.
Chas as Santa Chas Finster Michael Bell Rugrats: "The Santa Experience" Chuckie Finster's dad dresses up as Santa to show his son that Santa isn't scary.
AlBundySanta Al Bundy Ed O'Neill Married... with Children: "Christmas"
JackAsSanta Jack Skellington Chris Sarandon The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 After capturing Santa, Jack dresses up as Santa himself.
LuckyAsSanta Lucky Piquel Jim Cummings Bonkers: "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" Bonkers D. Bobcat's human partner is picked to fill in for Santa while Bonkers searches for the real Santa.
Ralph as Santa Ralph T. Guard Frank Welker Animaniacs: "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" The Warner Bros. studio's security guard plays the role of Santa to deliver Yakko, Wakko and Dot's Christmas presents.
Chicken Boo as Santa Chicken Boo Animaniacs: "Jingle Boo"
George and Junior George and Junior John Rubinow and Tony Pope What-a-Cartoon! Show: "George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular" 1995 The classic MGM cartoon duo is forced to deliver presents.
Bulk as Santa Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier Paul Schrier Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: "I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger" Bulk wears a Santa suit as part of his commitment as a Junior Angel Grove Police Officer, unknowingly granting a girl's wish to be reunited with her father prior to donning the suit.
TheMaskAsSanta Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask Rob Paulsen The Mask: "Santa Mask"
Mr. Nezzer as Santa Mr. Nezzer Phil Vischer The Toy that Saved Christmas 1996 Mr. Nezzer dresses up as Santa to introduce the new toy, Buzz-Saw Louie, that gives out the "true meaning of Christmas" via commercial.
Kenan as Santa Kenan Rockmore Kenan Thompson Kenan & Kel: "Merry Christmas, Kenan" Kenan gets a job as a department store Santa (after the original employee has an accident) so he can get enough money to buy a mountain bike.
Jim visiting Walter Walter Jim Cummings Earthworm Jim: "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls"
Johnny as Santa Johnny Bravo Jeff Bennett Johnny Bravo: "Twas the Night" 1997 After accidentally clobbering Santa (whom he mistook for a burglar), Johnny fills in for him.
Harvey Bullock as Santa Detective Bullock Robert Costanzo The New Batman Adventures: "Holiday Knights"
IM Weasel Christmas Specials I.M. Weasel Michael Dorn I Am Weasel: "Happy Baboon Holidays"
Dexter's Dad As Santa Dexter's Dad Jeff Bennett Dexter's Laboratory: "Dexter Vs. Santa's Claws" 1998 Dexter believes that Santa is really his dad wearing a costume.
Itchy as Santa Itchy Dom DeLuise An All Dogs Christmas Carol
Randall Weems as Santa Randall Weems Ryan O'Donohue Recess: "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave"
Mayor Fitzhugh as Santa Mayor Fitzhugh Ronnie Schell
Mikey as Santa Mikey Blumberg Jason Davis
Bob as Santa Bob the Builder Neil Morrissey (UK)
William Dufris (US)
"Bob's White Christmas" 1999 Bob was dressed up as Father Christmas for the local school carol concert. But he loses time when Farmer Pickles gets snowed in.
SantaHogg Doc Hogg Tyler Bunch Bear in the Big Blue House: "A Berry Bear Christmas" Doc appears as "Santa Hogg" at the Woodland Valley Mall.
BJ BJ Patty Wirtz Barney's Night Before Christmas
GoofyasSanta Goofy Bill Farmer Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, Mickey and the Roadster Racers: "Happy Holiday Helpers", & Mickey Saves Christmas 1999; 2017; 2022 In Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, Goofy dresses up as Santa for a poor family. He dressed as Santa again in "Happy Holiday Helpers" and Mickey Saves Christmas.
MaxasSanta Max Goof Shaun Fleming Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 1999 Goofy's son dresses up as Santa to cheer his father up.
PumbaaAsSanta Pumbaa Smith Ernie Sabella Timon & Pumbaa: "Don't Be Elfish" & The Lion Guard: "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" 1999; 2017 In "Don't Be Elfish", Pumbaa gets a job as a mall Santa with Timon as his assistant. He also dressed as "Dandy Claws" in "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas".
SquidwardAsSanta Squidward Tentacles Rodger Bumpass SpongeBob SquarePants: "Christmas Who?" 2000 After SpongeBob is unhappy that Santa did not come to Bikini Bottom for Christmas, Squidward (who previously refused to believe in Santa) dresses up as Santa to cheer him up and ends up giving away everything in his house.
Buzz Lightyear as Santa Buzz Lightyear Patrick Warburton rowspan="2" | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: "Holiday Time" Buzz gets into the Christmas holiday spirit by dressing up as Santa and getting people to donate money for a pledge drive.
Booster as Santa Booster Munchapper Stephen Furst Buzz's Jo-adian teammate also dresses as Santa to give out toys at an orphanage, but the orphans can tell he's not the real Santa.
Archie as Santa Archie Andrews Andrew Rannells Archie's Weird Mysteries: "The Christmas Phantom" Archie gets hired by Mr. Lodge to be the department store Santa in order to catch the mysterious Christmas Phantom who turns out to be the real Santa. Hogan Neil Kaplan Digimon Adventure 02: "Digimon World Tour, Part 2" 2001
Tom as Santa Tom Stephen Tompkinson (UK)
Rupert Degas (US)
Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember After his arrival in Bobsville, Tom wears Bob's Santa suit to greet everyone at the town hall and surprise Bob with his presence after previously failing to get a boat from the North Pole to Bobsville.
BenderAsSanta Bender Bending Rodriguez John DiMaggio Futurama: "A Tale of Two Santas" Bender attempts to give out gifts but ultimately fails this task because people mistake him for the evil Robot Santa he's filling in for.
LouRugrats Santa Lou Pickles Joe Alaskey Rugrats: "Babies In Toyland" 2002 Tommy and Dil Pickles' paternal grandfather plays the role of Santa at the Christmasland park after Angelica drives away the man previously hired to play Santa.
Tohru as Santa Tohru Noah Nelson Jackie Chan Adventures: "A Jolly J-Team Xmas" Jade and Paco help Tohru fill in for Santa by delivering presents.
Santabobo-1- Bobo the Bear Bill Barretta It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Bobo is asked to fill in for the absent Santa.
Ned Flanders Ned Flanders Harry Shearer The Simpsons: "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" 2003
SplinterAsSanta Splinter Darren Dunstan Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: "The Christmas Aliens" 2004
Rudy as Santa Rudy Tabootie E.G. Daily ChalkZone: "When Santas Collide" Rudy fills in for one of the injured ChalkZone Santas.
Claus-0036 Coco Candi Milo Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: "A Lost Claus" 2005 Coco gets a job as a mall Santa to pay for a vacation home.
DaffyDuck Daffy Duck Joe Alaskey Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas 2006
Grandpa Max as Santa Grandpa Max Paul Eiding Ben 10: "Merry Christmas" Mr. Jingles traps Max and transformed into Santa and controls him with his joystick.
Shrek the Halls Shrek Mike Myers Shrek the Halls 2007 Shrek tells his version of The Night Before Christmas.
Stan Smith Christmas Stan Smith Seth MacFarlane American Dad! Stan dressed as Santa in "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" and again in "Season's Beatings".
Vlcsnap-2011-02-16-18h41m49s205 Principal Kidswatter Kedar Brown Wayside: "A Wayside Christmas" The principal of Wayside School dressed as Santa Claus giving the cow some hay and putting on Reindeer Antlers.
Jerry Lewis as Santa Jerry Lewis Adrian Truss Totally Spies: "Ho-ho-ho-no!" 2008 Jerry dressed as Santa and gives presents to the spies after they defeated the culprit and stop the blizzard he made.
Oggy as Santa Oggy Oggy and the Cockroaches: "Santa Oggy" Oggy replaces Santa to help him deliver presents while Santa pretends to be very sick.
No Screenshot Bear Boris Kutnevich Masha and the Bear: "One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree!" 2009
Cleveland Brown (Christmas Specials) Cleveland Brown Mike Henry The Cleveland Show: "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" Cleveland plays Santa and has too much eggnog, thus slipping out an embarrassing note about one of his children.
ClevelandBrownXmas Robert Tubbs
(far right)
Corey Holcomb Robert dressed as Santa in attempt to give back his biological son’s faith.
The Fat Controller as Father Christmas The Fat Controller Keith Wickham Thomas & Friends 2010 - 2013 Henry finds the Fat Controller dressed up as Father Christmas in "Henry's Magic Box", and the Fat Controller dresses up as Father Christmas again in "Santa's Little Engine" to greet the children at Ulfstead Castle. He also plays Santa in "Merry Misty Island", "Percy the Snowman" and "Salty's Surprise".
Brian and Stewie dressed as Santa Brian and Stewie Griffin Seth MacFarlane Family Guy: "Road to the North Pole" 2010 Brian and Stewie attempt to fill in for Santa.
The Farmer as Santa The Farmer John Sparkes Shaun the Sheep: "We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas" and "The Flight Before Christmas" 2010, 2021 The Farmer gives Bitzer and the flock of sheep their presents while wearing a Santa suit.
The Chief as Santa Chief Herbert Dumbrowski Daran Norris T.U.F.F. Puppy: "A Doomed Christmas" 2011 The Chief plays Santa at T.U.F.F.'s Christmas party.
Scooby as Santa again Scooby-Doo Frank Welker Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays 2012
Stella as Santa Stella Amy Gross Winx Club: "A Magix Christmas" When Bloom was homesick on Christmas, Stella (dressed as Santa) and the other Winx celebrate Christmas here at Alfia.
No Screenshot unknown Black Dynamite: "A Crisis at Christmas or The Dark Side of the Dark Side of the Moon" Honey Bee gives Black Dynamite a flashback from yesterday when he took the orphans to see Santa. The Mall Santa sarcastically asked Lil Orphan Penny what she wants for Christmas. Black Dynamite then pulled his gun at him for saying "Ho-ho-ho" in front of her causing her to scream. The flashback ends when Black Dynamite claims he "apologized".
Timmy as Santa (live-action) Timmy Turner Drake Bell A Fairly Odd Christmas After accidentally injuring the real Santa, Timmy has to fill in for him.
Jack as Santa Jack Oggy and the Cockroaches: "North-Pole Panic" After the cockroaches kidnapped Santa, the elf ordered Jack to fill in for him until Oggy and Olivia saved Santa.
The Day After Christmas is Saved Kendra Krinklesac Aseem Batra The Cleveland Show: "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry"
Tom Cat as Santa Tom Cat Harry E. Lang and William Hanna The Tom and Jerry Show: "The Plight Before Christmas" 2014 After Tom accidentally turns Santa into a gingerbread man, Tom and Jerry helped him to deliver the presents.
Penn Santa Penn Zero Thomas Middleditch Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero: "North Pole Down" Penn goes as Santa Claus in order to save Christmas for all the world.
CleanRoom-BigBang Mall Santa Dankin Matthews The Big Bang Theory: "The Clean Room Infiltration" Sheldon goes to the mall and buys a picture of himself sitting on Santa Claus's lap in order to punish Amy for making him go to a Christmas party.
PickleAsSanta Pickle Jon Heder Pickle and Peanut: "Springtime for Christmas" 2015 Pickle dressed as Santa in the role of “Supermarket Santa” for Christmas at Mjärt Mart.
Mr. Grouse as Santa Mr. Grouse John DiMaggio The Loud House: "11 Louds a Leapin'" 2016 The Louds' crotchety neighbor, in gratitude for them making his Christmas happy, dresses as Santa to leave gifts for them, including giving his old sled to Lincoln. He would dress up as Santa again in the episode "The Whole Picture".
Robin as Santa Robin Scott Menville Teen Titans Go!: "Teen Titans Save Christmas" After Santa Claus is driven to quit, the Teen Titans' leader takes on the job.
Benson as Santa Benson Sam Marin Regular Show: "Christmas in Space" In Mordecai and Rigby's story, Benson dressed as Santa to give gifts to his employees (except for Pops).
It’s Christmas, You Dorks! (130) Jeremy C.H. Greenblatt Harvey Beaks: "It's Christmas, You Dorks!
Eacx06 059 02 0053 hires2 Peter Griffin Seth MacFarlane Family Guy Peter fills in for the mall Santa in "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" and again in "Christmas is Coming ".
Danny Dog as Father Christmas Danny Dog Joshua Morris Peppa Pig: "Father Christmas" 2017 Danny dressed up as Father Christmas for the playgroup's Christmas play.
Jet as Santa Jet Propulsion Ashleigh Ball Ready Jet Go!: "Holidays in Boxwood Terrace" Jet portrays Santa in his Christmas play.
Mrs. Brown's Boys Grandad as Santa Harold Brown (Grandad) Dermot O'Neill Mrs. Brown's Boys: "Mammy's Mummy" Dermot and Buster run a Santa's Grotto with Grandad dressed as Father Christmas.
No Screenshot Groopert Tristan O'Hare The Grinch 2018
Sideshow Bob as Santa Sideshow Bob Kelsey Grammer The Simpsons: "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" 2019 Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this year's mall Santa.
Godziban-20-20 The Godzilla Clan (Grandpa Zilla, Godzilla-kun, Minilla and Little) Godziban: "MerryGoji: The Godzilla Who Came On Christmas Eve!" Grandpa Zilla (based on the 1954 incarnation) is one of many assistant Santa Clauses, with his route covering kaiju loving children and he invites his grandkids to help on the deliveries this year.
Godziban-20-23 Grandpa Hedo and Little Hedo The two Hedorah join in on the Godzilla Clan's deliveries during a montage.
Flip as Santa Flip John DiMaggio The Loud House: "A Flipmas Carol" 2020 The owner of Flip's Food & Fuel dresses as Santa when making up for swindling his customers.
No Screenshot Patchy the Pirate Tom Kenny SpongeBob SquarePants: "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas" 2021 SpongeBob's biggest fan dresses up as Santa as a side job in Encino's Christmas Land Theme Park.
Angus isn't hungry Angus Shackleton III John DiMaggio Middlemost Post: "Parker Saves Christmas" The Middlemost Post's mailman has to dress as his brother Santa when helping him deliver the presents.

Charity workers

Characters dressed as Santa while working for charities.

Picture Character Performer Feature Year Notes
Fred and Barney in Yogis Xmas Caper Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble Henry Corden and Mel Blanc Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper 1982 Fred and Barney (who have somehow time-traveled from the past) dress in Santa suits to raise money for the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes' Christmas party for some children back in Bedrock.
Zeke Wolf as Santa Zeke Midas Wolf Will Ryan Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 The Three Little Pigs' nemesis is ironically shown working for charity.
Snoopy Snoopy Bill Melendez Peanuts 1992; 2002; 2003 Charlie Brown's dog is shown working as a street corner Santa in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales and I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown.
Emmitt Nervend as Santa Emmitt Nervend Freakazoid!: "In Arms Way" 1995 In one of his many cameos, Emmitt appears as a street corner Santa.
HisteriaXmas Father Time Frank Welker Histeria!: "The Banks of the Delaware River" 1998 Father Time is shown working as a street corner Santa.
Jonas Foutley as Santa Jonas Foutley Tom Virtue As Told by Ginger: "An 'Even Steven' Holiday Special" 2001
Jasper as Santa Jasper Beardly Harry Shearer The Simpsons 2006; 2008; 2010 Jasper dressed as Santa at the salvation army from Lisa's dream in "The Fight Before Christmas". He'd also appeared in a Santa costume earlier in the Christmas opening sequence used for "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" and "The Burns and the Bees".
Timmy's parents in A Fairly Odd Christmas Mr. Turner Daran Norris A Fairly Odd Christmas 2012 Timmy's dad appears to be working as a charity worker, with Mrs. Turner assisting him, though they don't actually seem to realize that it's Christmas until their son tells them.
A&A 3-5; Dez as Santa Claus Dez Calum Worthy Austin & Ally: "Mix-Ups & Mistletoes" 2013 Dez volunteers to play Santa Claus for a children's charity event held at the beach club Trish works at.
A&A 3-5; Chuck as Santa Claus Chuck John Paul Green Chuck gets into one of his competitive moods and vows to prove he's a better Santa Claus than Dez.


Characters impersonating Santa with evil intentions.

Picture Character Performer Feature Year Notes
BlutoAsSanta Bluto Jackson Beck Mister and Mistletoe 1955 Popeye's rival disguises himself as Santa in an attempt to woo Olive Oyl.
Grinch02 The Grinch Boris Karloff (TV special);
Jim Carrey (live-action movie);
Benedict Cumberbatch (CGI movie)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966; 2000; 2018
Mr Freeze as Santa Claus Mr. Freeze Ted Knight The Adventures of Batman: "Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper" 1968 Mr. Freeze disguises himself as Santa Claus.
Hermin the Hermit as Santa Herman the Hermit Don Messick Yogi's First Christmas 1980 Teaming up with Snively Throckmorton, Herman tries to ruin the Jellystone Lodge's Christmas carnival by stealing their ornaments.
Texas Pete as Santa Texas Pete Gari Williams (Welsh);
Victor Spinetti (English)
SuperTed: "SuperTed Meets Father Christmas" 1984 Texas Pete, along with Bulk and Skeleton disguise themselves as Father Christmas and rob children of their presents on Christmas Eve.
Miss Muffet Santa disguise Muffet Jennifer Darling Christmas in Tattertown 1988 Muffet dresses up as Santa as part of her scheme to take over Tattertown.
BowserClaus King Bowser Koopa Harvey Atkin The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: "Koopa Klaus" 1989 Mario's nemesis dresses as Santa as part of his plan to freeze Santa's workshop. His game counterpart would also wear a Santa costume in the Winter 2020 Tour event in Mario Kart Tour.
Bushroot as Santa Dr. Reginald Bushroot Tino Insana Darkwing Duck: "It's a Wonderful Leaf" 1991 Bushroot masquerades as a mall Santa.
Dr Claw as Santa
Dr. Claw Frank Welker Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas 1992
BrainAsSanta The Brain Maurice LaMarche Animaniacs: "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" 1993 Dressed as Santa, the Brain plans to hijack Santa's sleigh for his world domination plans.
The Tick and Die Fledermaus attacked by Multiple Santas Multiple Santas Jim Cummings The Tick: "The Tick Loves Santa!" 1995 A bank robber steals a Santa Claus suit from a charity-working bell-ringer in a failed attempt to evade police. As he tries to escape, he runs face first into an electric billboard, but instead of dying, inadvertently creates a gang of evil Santa duplicates.
RobotnikClaus Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik Long John Baldry Sonic Christmas Blast 1996 Sonic the Hedgehog's nemesis calls himself Robotnik Claus and demands that all the children on Mobius give presents to him for Christmas. His modern game counterpart also dressed up as Santa Claus to steal presents from Chao in a Chao Garden in the online short "Chao in Space".
SantaJames James (Kojiro) Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese);
Eric Stuart (English)
Pokémon: "Holiday Hi-Jynx" 1998 James dresses as Santa to help Jessie practice trapping the real Santa.
PeteAsSanta Pete Jim Cummings House of Mouse: "Pete's Christmas Caper" 2002 Pete steals the presents that the House of Mouse staff plans to exchange.
ZimPosingAsSanta Zim Richard Steven Horvitz Invader Zim: "The Most Horrible Xmas Ever"
Gantu as Santa Captain Gantu Kevin Michael Richardson Lilo & Stitch: "Topper" 2003
Robbie Rotten as Santa Robbie Rotten Stefán Karl Stefánsson LazyTown: "LazyTown's Surprise Santa" 2005 While trying to turn the town's Christmas party into a snowball fight, Robbie uses a Santa disguise to steal everyone's presents.
BillyMandy Santa General Skarr Armin Shimmerman Billy & Mandy Save Christmas The general from Evil Con Carne gets a job as a mall Santa.
Tobe as Santa Tobe Lee Tockar Pucca: "Secret Santa" 2006
Santa Claus kills Alice DuBois Michael Kenworthy Randle Mell Monk: "Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus" 2007 Crooked parole officer Michael Kenworthy disguises himself as Santa to throw toys to the public in order to divert attention from the theft of a priceless diamond at a nearby museum carried out by the shady ex-cons under his supervision.
The Chameleon as Santa The Chameleon Daran Norris T.U.F.F. Puppy: "A Doomed Christmas" 2011 The Chameleon disguises himself as Santa and tricks the agents of T.U.F.F. into letting him use one of their transport tubes so he, Snaptrap, and Bird Brain can get to the North Pole.
McFist Santa Claus Hannibal McFist John DiMaggio Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja: "Silent Punch, Deadly Punch" 2012 Hannibal McFist is dressed up as Santa Claus for the holiday party at McFist Industries and has snatched up the sacred Skunk-Pine. When Randy Cunningham (as the Norrisville Ninja) goes to retrieve the Skunk-Pine's sap for more smoke bombs, McFist's robot snowman and mechanical elves try to stop him.
The Trickster as Santa Claus James Jesse/The Trickster Mark Hamill The Flash: "Running to Stand Still" 2015 The Trickster disguises himself as Santa in order to distribute bombs across the city in the form of wrapped gifts.


Characters wearing a Santa Claus costume for other reasons.

Picture Character Performer Feature Year Notes
DonaldAsSanta Donald Duck Clarence Nash Toy Tinkers 1949 Donald dresses up as Santa as part of a trick he is pulling on Chip and Dale.
Mr. French as Santa Mr. French Sebastian Cabot Family Affair: "Christmas Came a Little Early" 1968 Mr. French plays Santa Claus for the children.
Santasnuffy Mr. Snuffleupagus Jerry Nelson Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 Big Bird's best friend assumes the role in an attempt to demonstrate how someone as large as Santa can fit down a tiny chimney.
ArnoldSanta Mitsumo "Arnold" Takahashi Pat Morita Happy Days: "All I Want for Christmas" 1982
Bones as Santa Bones Bart Braverman Saturday Supercade: "A Christmas Story" 1983
Scooby as Santa Scooby-Doo Don Messick The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: "The Nutcracker Scoob" 1984 Scooby dresses as Santa in an attempt to capture the ghost.
Kermit dressed as Santa Kermit the Frog Jim Henson The Christmas Toy 1986 Kermit arrives dressed as Santa at the beginning to tell the story after climbing down the chimney. (His scenes were unfortunately cut from the DVD and Netflix releases, as well as the Hub Network's broadcasts, but were reinstated for the 2019 Amazon Prime release.)
ALF as Santa Gordon "ALF" Shumway Paul Fusco ALF's Special Christmas 1987
Rolf Rolf Harris Himself Australian Christmas 1989
Mr Knack as Santa Mr. Knack Brian Muehl Christmas at Eureeka's Castle 1990 Mr. Knack dresses up as Santa for the castle's Christmas play.
Duckula as Santa Count Duckula David Jason Count Duckula: "A Christmas Quacker" 1990 Duckula along with Igor and Nanny, as well as Dr. Von Goosewing and The Crow brothers all dress in Santa costumes in their own ways.
DougXmasShot Porkchop Fred Newman Doug: "Doug's Christmas Story" 1993
Sylvester as Santa Sylvester and Hector Joe Alaskey and Frank Welker The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries: "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" 1995 Sylvester, standing on Hector's shoulders, poses as Santa in order to distract Freddy Totter while they retrieve evidence that he stole a money envelope.
Butt-head as Santa Butt-Head Mike Judge Beavis and Butt-Head: "Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas" 1995 Butt-head dresses like Santa during "Letters to Santa Butt-head" segments, while Beavis is dressed as a reindeer.
CookieMonsterasSanta Cookie Monster Frank Oz Elmo Saves Christmas 1996 Cookie Monster dresses up as Santa in an attempt to trick Elmo out of his plate of cookies.
Sabrina as Santa Sabrina Spellman Melissa Joan Hart Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: "A Girl and Her Cat" and "Sabrina Claus" 1996; 1997 In the former episode, when Salem is catnapped by a small kid, Sabrina disguises herself as Santa to get him back. In the latter episode, she fills in for Bob to deliver the presents.
Len Pond as Santa Len Pond Brian Murphy Pond Life: "Christmas" 2000
Wally Walrus as Santa Wally Walrus Billy West The New Woody Woodpecker Show: "The Twelve Lies of Christmas" 2001 Wally was kidnapped by Buzz Buzzard and Tweaky and dressed him up in a Santa suit in order to get their ransom.
TimmyInSleigh Timmy Turner Tara Strong The Fairly OddParents: "Christmas Every Day!" 2001 Timmy wears a Santa suit as he sings "I Wish Every Day Could Be Christmas". He also disguises himself as Santa when infiltrating his neighbor's house in the episode "Operation: Dinkleberg".
Bob Fish as Santa Bob Fish Brian George Bob and Margaret: "A Very Fishy Christmas" 2001
Santa Operatski Ivor Operatski Derek Jacobi Angelina Ballerina: "The Show Must Go On" 2002 Mr. Operatski wears a Santa suit to surprise Henry while he was asleep on Christmas Eve. He praises him for being a wonderful beetle and gets him to go back to sleep so he doesn't break a rule.
MickeyAsSanta Mickey Mouse Wayne Allwine House of Mouse: "Clarabelle's Christmas List" 2002 Mickey dresses up as Santa again in the opening scene of the episode.
Wade as Santa Wade Tahj Mowry Kim Possible: "A Very Possible Christmas" 2003 Wade dresses up as Santa Claus in an attempt to wish Kim and the Possible family a Merry Christmas, but Ron picks up her Kimmunicator instead.
Dick Daring as Santa Dick Daring Daran Norris The Replacements: "Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular 5" 2008 The patriarch of the Daring family dresses like Santa as part of his annual Christmas special.
No Screenshot Local Claude-Henri Breton The Velveteen Rabbit 2008 After Grandmother Ellen puts his angel topper for their Christmas tree, she just brought, in her car, Toby sees a local Santa Claus. She asks to Toby what does he want to him, and Toby wants his father to his grandmother's house for Christmas. She mentions him in specializing in things that easily fit into his bag like books, toys and puzzles, and granted him to not hurt to ask. However, Toby's wish finally granted when he tries out the bike from the attic.
No Screenshot Hilly Burford John DiMaggio Back at the Barnyard: "It's an Udderful Life" 2009 Hilly dresses up as St. Nick and hands out toast.
ADRogersDisguiseRapture Roger Smith Seth MacFarlane American Dad!: "Rapture's Delight" 2009; 2016 Roger wears a Santa suit as part of the "Roger's disguise" variant gag in the episode's opening sequence. He also dressed as Santa in "Gifted Me Liberty".
Cosmo and Wanda in Santa suits Cosmo and Wanda Daran Norris and Susanne Blakeslee A Fairly Odd Christmas 2012 Timmy's fairy godparents are shown wearing Santa costumes during the party at the end.
Bugs as Santa Bugs Bunny Jeff Bergman The Looney Tunes Show: "A Christmas Carol" and New Looney Tunes: "Tis the Seasoning" 2012; 2017 In "A Christmas Carol", Bugs puts on a Santa costume for his role in Lola Bunny's in-name-only stage production of A Christmas Carol. In "Tis the Seasoning", he disguises himself as Santa to trick Yosemite Sam while battling him over the last E-Z Cook Acorn.
Harvey Beaks as Santa Harvey Beaks Max Charles Harvey Beaks: "It's Christmas, You Dorks!" 2016 In the episode's intro sequence, one of the still images shows Harvey playing the role of Santa.
Krusty as Santa Krusty the Clown Dan Castellaneta The Simpsons: "The Nightmare After Krustmas" 2016 Krusty wears a Santa suit for the opening of his television special.
Dakota as Santa Vinnie Dakota Dan Povenmire Milo Murphy's Law: "A Christmas Peril" 2017 Dakota disguises himself as Santa when traveling back in time to prevent the argument that ended his and Cavendish's friendship.
Baymax as Santa Baymax Scott Adsit Big Hero 6: The Series: "The Present" 2019 Baymax dresses as Santa for Fred in one of the "Baymax and..." shorts.
Brian as Santa Brian Griffin Seth McFarlane Family Guy: "Christmas is Coming" 2019 Brian dressed as Santa (again) to stop Stewie from being scared of Santa.
George Bramley as Santa George Bramley Abraham Benrubi It's Pony: "Bramley Holiday" 2020 George wears a Santa costume when he and his family try to get to Cliffton to visit his mother by sneaking onto a touring group's bus.
Hop Pop as Santa Hop Pop Plantar Bill Farmer Amphibia: "Froggy Little Christmas" 2021 Hop Pop dresses as Santa for the parade float that Anne Boonchuy designs for her mom.
Lincoln as Santa Lincoln Loud Bentley Griffin The Loud House: "Snow Escape" 2022 Lincoln wears a Santa costume when he, Leni, Luan, Lola, and Lisa disguise themselves as a neighbor's Christmas display to avoid Lynn Jr.'s snowball attacks.

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