Santa's appearances in the EU
Did you know that Santa Claus makes appearances in the Expanded Universe? A recent thread on Twitter about Santa had one popular Star Wars YouTuber joking that, "I prefer the Santa Legends continuity better," a pot shot a EU fans he believes make too noise online about their love of the original canon, the Expanded Universe.
Well, the joke's on him: Santa Claus does indeed have Legends-era appearances. Most, admittedly, are of ambiguous canonicity within the Expanded Universe. But let's take a quick look at what they are below, from Wookieepedia:
In LEGO Star Wars II, entering the codes "CL4U5H" and "TYH319" at the Mos Eisley Cantina activates Disguise 3 in the Extras menu, and a Santa-like character can be built using the character customizer. This character is identified as Santa Claus in a StarWars.com news item.
In 2006, a limited-edition figurine was issued of Yoda dressed in a Santa suit with a sack of toys.
Claus' son, "S. Claus," appears at the end of the album Christmas in the Stars.
A Lego set with the title "7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar" had Santa Claus dressed up as Yoda."
Santa Claus on the Independence (look at the bottom center):
Santa in Lego Star Wars:
An unidentified member of Yoda's species dressed as Santa presumed to be Yoda but not identified:
Santa on the cover of Christmas in the Stars:
Santa appearing in an issue of Knights of the Old Republic:
Full list of appearances:
Knights of the Old Republic 50: Demon, Part 4
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
Christmas in the Stars (First mentioned) (Non-canonical appearance)
Star Wars: X-Wing (First appearance)
Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty: Imperial Pursuit
Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty: B-Wing
Star Wars Adventure Journal 8 (Cover)