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Apparently, [[Calvin]] believes that [[wikipedia:Santa Claus|'''Santa Claus''']] exists. Occasionally, Calvin asks himself if Santa might just be some kind of hoax, however, [[Hobbes]] tends to remind Calvin not to question Santa's presence, as doing so would hinder Calvin from getting the desired presents.
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[[File:Santaclaus.png|thumb|Santa Claus in a Sunday Strip]]'''Santa Claus''' appears and is referenced several times in [[Calvin and Hobbes]].
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==Role ==
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He is usually mentioned when [[Calvin]] debates how good he should be at [[Christmas|Christmas time]]. He does, however, appear entirely a few times: [[Calvin]] once imagined an alter-ego Evil Santa giving destructive presents to bad children and clothes to the well-behaved, leading to Santa's first full-body appearance in the strip (as well as a [[Poetry|poem]]) where Calvin fantasizes that Santa saying "good little kids make him sick" and Bad kids are the ones who get toys. Also, Calvin pictured Santa ranking Calvin's deservedness of presents based on evidence and accounts and worrying about what Santa considered of him. Finally, in a weekday strip, after Calvin snowballs Susie, he pictures the face of an angered Saint Nick frowning down at him.
   
Hobbes also abuses Calvin's belief for his own good; he had almost brought Calvin to make a [[Tuna|tuna]] sandwich for him.
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Santa's most prominent role in the series was in a Sunday strip in which he discusses Calvin's behavior with one of his elves and decides on a positive verdict, only to observe through a surveillance monitor that Calvin's restlessness is keeping him awake at night. Whether or not this was all imaginary is left ambiguous.
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Calvin seems to be the only character in the [[Books|books]] that believes in Santa Claus. It is never clearly specified, but neither Hobbes nor [[Susie Derkins|Susie]] have ever mentioned anything of their opinion toward Santa, though Susie did comment on Calvin throwing a snowball at her once, claiming "Santa is going to skip your house for that".
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Here are some verses from the poem that [[Calvin]] fantasizes he receives from Santa Claus
   
Calvin often writes letters to Santa Claus. In these Calvin usually states why he should get presents or what Santa is doing wrong.
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So now, I urge you: Be vulgar and crude! I ''like'' it when children are boorish and rude!
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Burp at the table! Gargle your peas! Never say 'Thank you,' 'You're welcome,' or 'Please.'
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[[Category:Characters]]
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[[Category:Fantasy]]
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[[Category:Calvin's imagination]]

Latest revision as of 04:20, May 10, 2020

Santaclaus

Santa Claus in a Sunday Strip

Santa Claus appears and is referenced several times in Calvin and Hobbes.

Role Edit

He is usually mentioned when Calvin debates how good he should be at Christmas time. He does, however, appear entirely a few times: Calvin once imagined an alter-ego Evil Santa giving destructive presents to bad children and clothes to the well-behaved, leading to Santa's first full-body appearance in the strip (as well as a poem) where Calvin fantasizes that Santa saying "good little kids make him sick" and Bad kids are the ones who get toys. Also, Calvin pictured Santa ranking Calvin's deservedness of presents based on evidence and accounts and worrying about what Santa considered of him. Finally, in a weekday strip, after Calvin snowballs Susie, he pictures the face of an angered Saint Nick frowning down at him.

Santa's most prominent role in the series was in a Sunday strip in which he discusses Calvin's behavior with one of his elves and decides on a positive verdict, only to observe through a surveillance monitor that Calvin's restlessness is keeping him awake at night. Whether or not this was all imaginary is left ambiguous.

Here are some verses from the poem that Calvin fantasizes he receives from Santa Claus

So now, I urge you: Be vulgar and crude! I like it when children are boorish and rude!

Burp at the table! Gargle your peas! Never say 'Thank you,' 'You're welcome,' or 'Please.'

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