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"The spirit of Christmas isn't dead after all". - Santa Claus, to Clark Kent (Lexmas)

Santa Claus was a "professional" deliverer for Christmas presents at Christmas Eve 2005.


Santa is usually jolly and cheerful but he was somberly dispirited one christmas eve, but Clark reignited his spark. He is forgetful sometimes.

Powers and abilities

  • Magic - Santa is able to teleport and apport objects. He made presents magically vanish, leaving behind a glistening sound.
    • Longevity (possibly) - Santa may be thousands of years old, or a new one is born every time one dies.

Season Five

Clark Kent found the inebriated Santa on a rooftop, considering suicide. Clark managed to stop him from jumping off the roof. The two had a conversation about the spirit of Christmas and what it has become nowadays. Santa pointed out that the commercial aspect of the Yule is what prompted him to say that the spirit of Christmas was dead.

Clark was able to cheer Santa up by telling him that he had set the first romantic Christmas Eve with his girlfriend aside to deliver presents to poor children in Metropolis. After mentioning that Chloe had given up the evening for the same reason, Santa was convinced that the spirit of Christmas was still alive. Nevertheless, he was drunk and fell off the roof.

Luckily, Clark was fast enough to save him (and his bottle of spirits) in time. Santa was amazed by Clark's ability and disappeared into the night.

Later on, Santa visited Chloe at the Daily Planet in order to help her deliver the rest of the Christmas presents. Chloe hesitated, but finally agreed to supply him with the addresses. Chloe got distracted and when she turned around, Santa Claus and the presents had vanished into thin air, proving that Santa Claus does exist in the Smallville universe.

Season Six

Santa, or a guy dressed up as him, was at the Daily Planet on Christmas Eve, when Adrian Cross planted a bomb on Chloe.

Season Eight

When Mary Pierson was a child, Santa accidentally gave her the wrong doll.


In the Comics

While Santa Claus didn't originate in the comic book world, he has seen some appearances in DC Comics nonetheless. Several stories include:

  • In "Twas the Fight Before Christmas!" Santa Claus aids a weakened Superman with fighting Toyman by employing the toys of his elves to defeat the more destructive toys. Claus also helps in replacing all of Toyman's gadgets with harmless toys during Christmas Eve. As the story ends, Superman finds a gift which is a Holo-Toy that he use to have as a baby on Krypton.[1]
  • In one of DC's Christmas Specials, Santa Claus is revealed to break every year through the heavy defenses of Apokolips to deliver a Lump of Coal to Darkseid.
  • In the "Shadowpact" story "Christmas Spirits", Santa is drinking in a bar called The Oblivion (a place of hanging out for magical beings) as his reindeers are sick and his elves are behind on the toys. He requests the help of Shadowpact (A magic based group of heroes consisting of Detective Chimp, Nightmaster, Blue Devil, Enchantress, Nightshade and Ragman) in dealing with a terrorist organization called A.C.L (Anti-Christmas League). Nightmaster agrees for the team to help out by fighting the A.C.L. while covering Santa and the Reindeers in a protective barrier, with Santa departing upon feeling reassured. In truth Nightmaster and Blue Devil explain to the others that the A.C.L. is nothing more than a prank, but that they indulge Santa Claus just the same. The end of the story reveals that the prank is created by Detective Chimp and Blitz (one of the reindeers).[2]
  • In the Superman story "Yes, Tyrone, There is a Santa Claus", while at Daily Planet, Clark along with Lois and Perry read a letter by a boy named Tyrone. Tyrone wrote that he was told by friend that Santa and his flying reindeers don't exist. Wanting to help him maintain his faith, Clark goes into action as Superman with the intent to deliver presents as Santa Claus. Batman shows up to discourage him from doing so as it comes off as a less than serious use of his time. Superman concedes and is about to leave, but decides to give Tyrone his presents only to find Batman playing Santa.[3]
  • In the story "The Man in Red", Santa Claus was given a backstory similar to Superman which included:
    • Being the survivor a dying (unnamed) planet and rocketed to Earth. The outer appearance of the planet is a snow covered ball. The citizens of the planet had white hair.
    • Santa is found & adopted by a wholesome American couple, shows a mild mannered personality in his youth and is friends with an unnamed girl with red hair.[4]
    • He leaves home to help change the world for the better.
    • Upon arriving to the North Pole, Santa tosses a candy cane colored crystal onto the ground, causing his workshop to be created.


Santa Claus: Now, let me get this straight. You gave up your first Christmas with the girl you loved since you spied on her with your telescope to deliver these gifts?
Clark: Yeah, well, I mean, I wasn't spying.

Santa Claus: (After being saved by Clark) Ho-Ho-Holy Cow!

Other faces of Santa Claus


  1. DC Comic Presents #67
  2. Second Story of DCU: Infinite Holiday Special (2006) #1
  3. Seventh Story of DCU: Infinite Holiday Special (2006) #1
  4. First Story of DCU: Holiday Special (2008) #1