Santa Claus, known by the citizens of Halloween Town as "Sandy Claws", being the most iconic holiday figure, is the ruler of the holiday world Christmas Town.

The Nightmare Before ChristmasEdit

While going over his naughty and nice list, he is kidnapped by Lock, Shock, and Barrel, who are under the orders of Jack Skellington. The three take him to Jack, who steals his hat to complete his Sandy Claws outfit. He is then taken to their treehouse where they ram Santa into the pipe leading down to Oogie Boogie's lair and force him to fit down it (the pipe is only meant for small packages and Santa is an extra-large man). Oogie Boogie then plans to torture him before adding him as spice to his Snake And Spider Stew.

When Oogie is defeated by Jack, he gives him a hefty chewing-out for what he's done, and he magically zips back up the chute he came down by placing his finger on his nose and continues on to salvage a ruined Christmas. He later returns to Halloween Town and makes it snow, which causes the whole town to sing a modified version of "What's This?".

His last movie appearance is him flying in the sky and waving at the town as he returns from saving Christmas. He shouts "Happy Halloween!", and Jack replies "Merry Christmas!". It is said by Stan Webb, the editor of The Nightmare Before Christmas, at the end of the Oogie Boogie song that Oogie was supposed to eat him and after Jack destroys Oogie, he is set free.

Video Game Appearances Edit

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge Edit


Santa Claus addressing Jack Skellington after he is rescued in Oogie's Revenge.

Santa Claus makes an appearance in the sequel video game, Oogie's Revenge. He is one of the two Holiday Leaders (with the exception of Jack Skellington of course) who hasn't been kidnapped by Oogie Boogie, who has crowned himself as the "Seven Holidays King". But Santa gets tied into a train-contraption when Oogie decides to kill him before getting rescued by Jack. He joins him to chase after Oogie Boogie and is seen after Jack defeats him, where he gets apologized to again for almost ruining Christmas. Instead of reprimanding him, Santa forgives Jack and thanks him for saving his life.

Kingdom Hearts Edit

Santa Claus also makes an appearance in the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts II. In the game, he is


approached by Jack Skellington, who asks him for his blessing when he wants to take over Christmas again. Santa comments on Sora's previous disbelief in his existence, and also comments on the fact that Jack is wearing his Sandy Claws outfit again. Their encounter is interrupted, but when he's seen again, he reminds Sora of Riku and that he can find him again so long as he believes in him, as that was how he found him.

Trivia Edit

  • Santa Claus, alongside the Mayor of Halloween Town, are both left-handed.
  • In video games, he is still addressed as "Sandy Claws" by Jack Skellington.


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