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Santa Claus

Spongebob Santa

Creepy Santa

Residence: North Pole
Interests: Christmas and everything involved with it
Occupation(s): Gift-bringer
Aliases: Saint Nick or Nicholas
Kris Kringle
Father Christmas
Physical appearance
Gender: Male
Classification: Human
Spouse: Mrs. Claus (Wife)
Friends: Elves
Possible the Bikini Bottomies
Pet(s): Reindeer
Employees: Elves
Enemies: Sheldon J. Plankton
Series information
First appearance: "Christmas Who?"
Latest appearance: "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
Portrayer: Mike Bell (Christmas Who?)
John Goodman (It's a SpongeBob Christmas!)
List of characters

Santa Claus is a character that appears in the episodes "Christmas Who?" and "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"

In "Christmas Who?," Santa gives Squidward a letter for his help to Bikini Bottomites.

In "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," Santa comes to Bikini Bottom with the intention to dish out coal to everyone, and give the Krabby Patty Secret Formula to Plankton seeing as he appeared to be "good."



  • In "Wishing You Well," SpongeBob said that claustrophobic meant "afraid of Santa Claus." It actually means "fear of tight spaces."
  • He seems to be a lot crazier in his appearance from "Christmas Who?," than he was in "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  • The Santa Claus character is based off of the real life legendary and folkloric figure of the same name.
  • Some fans have criticized the stop-motion Santa in "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" due tothe fact that he looks like a pig. The animators responded to this comment about their interpretation of Santa Claus, saying "We definitely wanted to keep an element of strangeness, almost scary aspects in the story." Mark Caballero explained that the idea of making Santa Claus look tired and strange came when they saw a drawing of him by Marc Ceccarelli or Luke Brookshier. Caballero said, "We thought that was a great idea. So we came up with our own little back story where Bikini Bottom is the last stop for Santa. He's tired, he wants to get home, take his shoes off ... We honed in on the old descriptions of Santa being a jolly old elf. We pictured him as humanoid, but not necessarily directly human." [1]


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