Hello, I am Dr Leggs, the resident psychiatrist of Sunset Cove. Many interesting people come to see me about their problems (and you can sometimes see me in Atlantis High!). Each week I’m profiling different Sunset Covers – and this week is the man himself, Santa Claus!

Name:Santa Claus aka Father Christmas, Saint Nicolas, Pere Noel, Sinta Klass, and many others.
Age: Absolutely no way of knowing!

Bringer of joy to good boys and girls at Christmas time. Essentially the spirit of Christmas.

Appearance:A red suit with white fur trim and jingle bell buttons, blabk boots, a beautifully kept moustache and white beard and very sparkly eyes.
Past History:Santa Claus is said to have been around for quite some time. He was first known as Saint Nicolas but decided to change hos name and his home when he couldn’t go out to the shops without being mobbed. Santa keeps a low profile nowadays and sends his lookalike elves out to deal with the public.
Motives:Santa loves to give presents! Some say that this is because he never received gifts from his parents in his own childhood and so he vowed to bring happiness to the children of the world forever. He thinks it’s great to see the looks of joy on their faces.
Influences:Mr.Claus is influenced by his wife, Mrs.Claus and by his team of reindeer, who all have very strong personalities and are good judges of character. The Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny are close friends and advisors of Santa and it would be fair to say that they all influence each other.
Strengths: This guy is immortal and has the ability to stay up all night on Christmas Eve as well as having magical, mystical and psychic powers. Santa also wins the North Pole Iron Man contest every year without fail, easily beating the elves, reindeer and arctic folk.
Weaknesses: Santa has a love of cookies and milk and has been known to overindulge on Christmas Eve. He loves to fly and often disappears on long jaunts around the world, leaving Mrs.Claus in a frenzy over the burnt dinner.
Catchphrases: “Ho Ho Ho!” and “What would you like for Christmas?” and “Have you been good this year?” and “A very Merry Christmas!”
Secrets:.Santa has been in therapy for a while now. He is upset that some people do not believe that he is real. However, he is in a dilemma because he doesn’t feel that he should have to prove himself and he certainly doesn’t want to walk the streets and get mobbed by children again. The jolly old guy is in a bad way but has cheered up recently because he looks forward to Christmas so much.

Some of the elves from Toyland have been whispering that Santa is thinking about making a Christmas Day speech, much like the Queen of England does. He might tell the world how bad he feels at not being believed in or he might talk of his possible retirement. The elves are fighting over who could take his place should he retire and Santa’s good friend, Mr.Fluffy Muffin has expressed interest in the job as the Easter Bunny has no such retirement plans. Santa might well move in to the retirement villa in Sunset Cove, not because he likes the climate (it’s too hot and he would need to refrigerate his villa) but because he likes the simplicity of the people. Lew Siffer has been telling everybody of how Santa has been trying out the chimneys of different villas in the Cove for size during the last few weeks.