Santa's Reindeer

Reindeer can't naturally fly, instead Santa's workshop had to create their own flying breed using a mix of dark science and light sorcery... or was that vice versa? Either way, it's a very expensive process, but the North Pole bypassed this little issue by putting the deer on their own Christmas Wishlist. How that even works isn't entirely clear, and many suspect it does so only because it's far too confusing to bother figuring out.

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty is often given heavy winter clothing, but as he's made of snow he's afraid it'll make him melt, so he tears holes in them... which just makes people pity him and give him fresh clothes. As his soul is located in his hat, Frosty can manifest in forms other than snow. Although he no longer has to worry about melting, nobody ever wants to be friends with a "leafman" or "pollenman"...

Jack Frost

Beloved by children because he sometimes gives them days off from school. But beware! "Frostbite" isn't a metaphor...

Ghost of Christmas Past

"It was a strange figure—like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child's proportions. As its belt sparkled and glittered now in one part and now in another, and what was light one instant, at another time was dark, so the figure itself fluctuated in its distinctness: being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away. And in the very wonder of this, it would be itself again; distinct and clear as ever."

Ghost of Christmas Present


Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come





Whereas Santa rewards good children with presents, Krampus punishes naughty kids by giving them coal... from his own body. Blech, truly a gross and useless "gift". But the really bad eggs get taken away to Krampus' lair, where they are beaten then eaten and eventually converted into krampus-coal and later still given to naughty children. At this point the child is supposed to repent, but many are all too happy to ruin another's Christmas.


An adaptive bunch, the North Pole Elves had long since lost their tall, slender frames and long ears (a liability in the frigid cold) before changing even further into role-specific bodyforms. The Elf Elders try to exercise some type of well-meaning genetic control -- because, goodness, what good would an elf that's all left-ears be? -- but it is understandably hard to do so when you're all being paid in sugar and eggnog...

Mrs. Claus

Contrary to popular (and Santa's own) belief, Christmas magic isn't done by just tapping your nose and ringing bells, there's a whole --for lack of better word-- science to it all: complicated spells and arcane ingredients and whatnot. Luckily for St. Nick, the Mrs is an accomplished sorceress (gotta do something during the January-October off season) and more than willing to help her husband do the impossible.

... even IF he takes it all for granted.

Santa Claus


I know him.