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Season's bleedings!
~ Santa Claus' famous quote.
Yeah well I'm Santa,and maybe now even a dumbass like you can figure out that I'm the bad guy!
~ Santa to Stan after shooting and killing Krampus.

Santa Claus is the main antagonist of the American Dad! franchise.

Though Santa is known for being a friendly old man who gives presents to children who are good, American Dad portrays him as a villainous character who has a grudge against the Smiths.

Villainous Roles

For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls

When Stan tries to teach Steve how to use a gun, the latter accidentally shoots Santa (whom at first they thought was someone in a costume). Upon recovery, though his death was an accident. Santa vows revenge against the Smith family. He later sends an army of elves, reindeer and snowmen to kill them. They are ultimately forced to retreat at dawn, though Santa declares he will try to kill the Smiths every Christmas Eve, thus bringing them a family tradition.

Minstrel Krampus

After Steve is kidnapped by the demon Krampus, Stan and Roger visit Santa to help rescue him. Santa agrees so he can kill Krampus, and when he does so he promises Stan a permanent spot on the nice list. However, it is later revealed that he lied, as well as the fact that - while Krampus was only punishing children for love and discipline - Santa was spoiling them with presents. After shooting Krampus, he attempts to shoot Stan, but Jack Smith sacrifices himself instead. After Santa and his elves retreat, the blood of Krampus transforms Jack into the new Krampus.

Ninety North, Zero West

Santa wishes to awaken Humbaba so that he can obtain his power. To do so, he obtains his eyes through enslaving children, kidnapping Steve in the process. However, things do not go according to plan and he is swallowed by Humbaba. At the end of the episode he is shown to be still alive.

Gallery

          American Dad! Villains

Smith Family
Francine Smith | Hayley Smith | Roger Smith | Klaus Heissler | Jack Smith

Recurring Characters
Avery Bullock | Lorraine | Barry Robinson | Lisa Silver | Popular Crowd

Guest Star Characters
Gina | Santa Claus | Ricky Spanish | Steve-arino | Nemo the Anti-Christ | Scarlett Reynolds | Henry | Black Villain | Stelio Kontos | Pirate Cats | Roy Family | Randy | Buckle the Mountain Man | Phillip | Tearjerker | Hot Tub | Tracey Bryant | Chaz Migliaco | Goran the Mutilator | Emperor Zing | Chuck & Christie White | The Police of Vice and Virtue