|“||Bumpy sleigh ride, Jack? The next time you get the urge to take over someone else's holiday, I'd listen to her! She’s the only one who makes any sense around this insane asylum!||„|
|~ Santa Claus telling Jack Skellington if he thinks again about messing with Christmas he should listen to Sally|
|~ Santa Claus to Jack Skellington as he delivers snow to Halloween Town|
Santa Claus (or as Jack Skellington likes to call him, Sandy Claws) is one of the central characters from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is voiced by Ed Ivory in the original film and by Corey Burton in the videogames.
While going over his naughty and nice list, he is kidnapped by Lock, Shock, and Barrel, who are under the orders of Jack Skellington. The three take him to Jack, who steals his hat to complete his Sandy Claws outfit. He is then taken to their treehouse where they ram Santa into the pipe leading down to Oogie Boogie's lair and force him to fit down it (the pipe is only meant for small packages and Santa is an extra-large man). Oogie Boogie then plans to torture him before adding him as spice to his Snake and Spider Stew. Sally beliving what Jack had been doing was very wrong, attempts to rescue Santa by distracting Oogie but oogie notices this and she is captured as well. After ruining Christmas, Jack is determined to set things right and finds out that Oogie had captured Sally and Santa sets to rescue them from him by ripping apart his sew releasing his bugs and Santa crushes Oogies head bug. Afterwards, he gives Jack a hefty chewing-out for what he's done and suggests listening to Sally before he attempts to take over another holiday, he magically zips back up the chute he came down by placing his finger on his nose and continues on to salvage a ruined Christmas. He later returns to Halloween Town and makes it snow, which causes the whole town to sing a modified version of "What's This?". His last appearance in the film is him flying in the sky and waving at the town as he returns from saving Christmas. He shouts "Happy Halloween!", and Jack replies "Merry Christmas!" and delivering snow for the residents of Halloween Town to enjoy, showing no hard feelings between him and Jack after everything had gone wrong.
It's said by Stan Webb, the editor of The Nightmare Before Christmas, that at the end of "Oogie Boogie's Song" Oogie was supposed to eat him and that after Jack destroyed Oogie, he was set free.