This version of Santa Claus lives on Sonic's home planet of Mobius, with the familiar task of delivering presents to children on Christmas Eve. He appeared in Sonic Christmas Blast, in which Dr. Robotnik planned to steal Christmas and rule the world. Santa apparently announced his retirement, but in truth he had been replaced by Metal Claus, a dimwitted robot who was only programmed to say things revolving around Christmas. Robotnik held Santa captive in a nearby mountain, but Sonic was there to rescue Santa and foil Robotnik's plan. As a gift, Santa gave his job to Sonic, and Christmas was saved.