Is Santa Claus a Fantasy topic? I think yes, but just want to be sure before doing so.

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    What?! A fantasy? How can that be true? I get pressies every year! Dec 15, 2011 at 14:37
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    Actually, Santa is Futuristic Sci-Fi. Maybe throw in some alternate-reality steampunk as well. Dec 23, 2011 at 8:38

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We discuss fantasy here, we don't make it. So I'd say a question about the literature about Santa Claus is on-topic. It doesn't have to be about a specific work, it can explore the related myth and tropes transversally. But it does need to have some anchor in existing works.

Now about your actual question: I don't think it's appropriate for this site, because it's not relating to existing works. And judging by the quality of the answers it received, I don't think it's appropriate for Stack Exchange at all. This is more of a topic for chat.


No, because as everyone knows, Santa Claus is real.


If the question concerns a specific work of fantasy or science-fiction, then yes.

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    Our questions aren't limited to specific works. Most relevantly here, questions regarding creatures and characters from sf&f are on-topic, as long as they can reasonably be answered.
    – Kevin
    Dec 16, 2011 at 0:35
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    @Kevin - that's the problem. Questions about santa can't be reasonably answered. They can be wild ass guesses, that are upvoted 'cause everyone (except for meiflein and me apparentlly) loves Santa. Dec 16, 2011 at 6:28

A bah, humbug in advance.

We have four questions so far, and given the time of year, it's reasonable to consider an increase:

Maybe these are 'fun', and maybe I am just not fun enough, but I see no value here at all.



I really want to know what this question is about. Also, does Santa warrant...a Santa Grant?

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    All expense paid trip to the North Pole. Dec 15, 2011 at 15:27

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