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! – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Dec 15 '11 at 14:37
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    Actually, Santa is Futuristic Sci-Fi. Maybe throw in some alternate-reality steampunk as well. – Mateen Ulhaq Dec 23 '11 at 8:38

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.

  • Questions that don't relate to an existing work are appropriate for Worldbuilding. Here's a well received question similar to OP's deleted question. – Laurel Oct 27 '19 at 23:44

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 '11 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. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 16 '11 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. – Jack B Nimble Dec 15 '11 at 15:27

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