🎅 Father Christmas
The Santa emoji had a frown on Android 4.4, which was resolved in Android 5.0 after a bug report was filed. Father Christmas smiles in the current version of Android.
Note: Father Christmas has a different origin to Santa Claus. Both are represented by this single emoji.
Father Christmas was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010.
Also Known As
- 🎅 Saint Nicholas Emoji
- 🎅 Santa Claus Emoji
- 🎅 Sinterklaas Emoji
The Father Christmas emoji supports skin tone modifiers. A yellow (or other non-human) skin tone should be shown by default, unless an emoji modifier is applied.
- 🎅🏻 Father Christmas, Type-1-2
- 🎅🏼 Father Christmas, Type-3
- 🎅🏽 Father Christmas, Type-4
- 🎅🏾 Father Christmas, Type-5
- 🎅🏿 Father Christmas, Type-6
Platforms without support for emoji modifiers display a missing symbol character (box with a cross, alien, or question mark in it) next to any modified emoji.