🎅 Santa Claus
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.
Also Known As
- 🎅 Saint Nicholas
- 🎅 Santa Claus
- 🎅 Sinterklaas
🎅 Father Christmas
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.
- 🎅🏻 Santa Claus: Light Skin Tone
- 🎅🏼 Santa Claus: Medium-Light Skin Tone
- 🎅🏽 Santa Claus: Medium Skin Tone
- 🎅🏾 Santa Claus: Medium-Dark Skin Tone
- 🎅🏿 Santa Claus: Dark Skin Tone
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.