An enchanted Father Christmas toy at 12 Grimmauld Place in 1995

"Ho, ho, ho. Merry christmas. Ho, ho, ho."
—Father Christmas figurine in 1995[src]

Father Christmas (also known as Santa Claus or simply Santa) is a mythological figure associated with Christmas, who is typically portrayed as a jolly old man with a long, white beard.[1]


Father Christmas

A Father Christmas statue on display at Ginzberg Delaunay in December 1926

A statue of Father Christmas was on display at the Ginzberg Delaunay department store in New York in December 1926.[2]

Ronald Weasley remarked that the Muggle perception of garden gnomes resembled traditional depictions of Father Christmas while real gnomes looked quite different.[3]

In 1995, while Harry Potter was staying at 12 Grimmauld Place at over the Christmas holidays, an enchanted toy of Father Christmas on a broomstick flew around the house.[4] The stuffed house-elf heads on the walls of the stairs leading to the upper floor were also adorned with "Father Christmas hats and beards."[5]

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