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[[caption-width-right:300:[[DoubleEntendre Gives a whole new meaning]] to "Ho ho ho".]]

->''"You're supposed to be [[MrsClaus Santa's wife]], not [[TheMistress his mistress]]!"''
-->-- '''Geneva''', ''HanginWithMrCooper''

A sexy dress designed to make it clear it's to be worn for Christmas time. The outfit is [[LadyInRed usually red]], and trimmed with either [[PrettyInMink fur (real]] or [[ItsFakeFurItsFine fake]]) or with [[FluffyFashionFeathers feathers]], often topped by [[NiceHat a Santa hat]]. The exact form of the dress can vary:
* Usually it's a mini dress.
* Sometimes it's a sexy top and short skirt (in order to BareYourMidriff).
* Sometimes it's a sexy top and hot pants or booty shorts (again for midriff baring).
* Sometimes it will be a skintight leotard.

Since these outfits are either skimpy and/or skintight, these outfits are major {{Fanservice}}. Shows will often have a MallSanta with one or more ladies wearing this, whether or not it happens in RealLife.

Expect someone to make an [[LampshadeHanging obligatory joke]] about the character being ExposedToTheElements.

SideStoryBonusArt in {{Anime}} and {{Manga}} often has holiday pics with female characters wearing these dresses.

A SubTrope of PimpedOutDress, CostumePorn, SexyWhateverOutfit.

A SisterTrope to HappyHolidaysDress (the one with the longer skirt, and is therefore warmer), MiniDressOfPower.

Compare FurBikini, SweaterGirl, HomemadeSweaterFromHell, CostumePorn, ExposedToTheElements, AnIceSuit.

'''This is about the dress, ''not'' just any kind of Christmas fanservice.'''


* Worn by Santa's helpers in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl_AtQHYzSA this ad]] for Funeraria Lopez, a funeral home in Guatemala.

[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya:
** Several official illustrations featuring Haruhi play this up.
** She stuffs Mikuru into one for the Christmas party in ''Disappearance''.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s first [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stage]], which was set immediately before the second season's ChristmasEpisode, had a CD Jacket featuring Nanoha and Fate wearing a skimpy Santa and reindeer suit respectively.
* In the ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' {{manga}}, Haruko dresses Mamimi in one and, along with Ninamori, [[SexyShirtSwitch who dresses in only an extra-large men's shirt]] (calling Haruko and Mamimi amateurs...), the three of them spend the night in Naota's room in order to [[HaremGenre toy with his hormones]].
* In the anime OVA ''ItsudatteMySanta'' a MagicalGirl trainee Santa Claus called Mai has this as the outfit she [[TransformationSequence transforms into]] to perform magic.
* In ''MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Mayura wears a dress that has a short skirt, but isn't quite revealing enough to be the skimpy kind.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[AmbiguouslyGay Poland]].
** Vietnam, too, in a [[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-date-200912.html picture]] on the author's blog.
** Lampshaded in a Christmas comic with Hungary.
* The cover picture for Period 78 of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' features Asuna, Konoka, and Setsuna wearing the skimpy, short-skirted Santa version.
* In ''Manga/KOn'' Yui wears one as "punishment" during their Christmas Party, the teacher decides this isn't enough fun and forces Mio into it instead. (In the manga, it's a midriff-baring top and skirt, while the anime is a one-piece with straps, short enough to show a lot of leg.)
* Not all ''that'' skimpy, but Aoi-Santa (Santaoi?) wears one in the ChristmasEpisode of ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi [[OddlyNamedSequel Enishi]]''.
* Official RumikoTakahashi illustrations of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' have given [[GenderBender female]] Ranma plenty of Christmas leotards as well as New Year [[PimpedOutDress kimonos]] for the respective holiday issues of ShonenSunday.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'':
** Ayumu Nishizawa wears this on some cover pages, and appears in it during the first anime season.
** Nagi has worn this on a cover page, too--or rather, '' had been wearing.''
** As of issue 300, 1st place and 2nd place in the character polls [[spoiler: Hinagiku and Athena respectively]] get added to this list.
* In the first Christmas chapter of the ''KeroroGunsou'' manga, Aki Hinata wears this getup at the Christmas party the Keronians throw.
* The Santa stand-in girls in ''ThoseWhoHuntElves''.
* In ''LoveHina'', there's a [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2007/2286-1.jpg cover of the manga]] that has the main female cast in various forms of these dresses.
* The dresses for the cover of the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' [[TheMerch Sailor Stars "Merry Christmas!" CD]] has all of the girls in [[http://sailormusic.net/covers/Merry%20Christmas.jpg cute Santa dresses]].
* In an episode of the second season of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' Urd wears one of these dresses.
* Every arc of the ''AmagamiSS'' anime gives us a glimpse of some of the girls in this get-up, especially Morishima who has won the "Miss Santa" contest three years running.
* ''{{Mitsudomoe}}'':
** PlayedForLaughs with Hitoha and Mitsuba (among plenty of others).
** Played straight with Kuriyama-sensei.
* In an {{OVA}} of ''GalaxyFrauleinYuna'', Yuri wears a jacket and hot shorts form of this.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Miki, Ami and Mami on the ChristmasEpisode.
* ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' had the main heroines wearing these in their ChristmasEpisode.
* An issue of ''NanaToKaoru'' has an art page with Nana in a sexy santa ''bikini''!
* Misaki wears one in episode 13 of ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The girls from ArchieComics are often depicted wearing skimpy version on the covers of the Christmas issues.
** ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch wore one in a cover that was a pastiche of elements from different holidays.
** ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' has a few.
* There is a superhero comic called "Chrissie Claus", and [[http://www.heroicpub.com/heroicpub/chrissie/ her costume is this]].
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} wore this in some bonus material.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A male version of this trope was worn by Xandir of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.

* ''Film/MeanGirls'' has the titular girls miming to Jingle Bell Rock in versions of this outfit. This is apparently the act they do every year in the talent show. We ought to note that the choreography was done by Janis Ian before she and Regina stopped speaking in MiddleSchool; one presumes that the outfits were less revealing then.
* In ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' Harmony wears one of these because she's working at a sleazy Christmas party.
* ''LoveActually'' has a bunch of women wearing these outfits in a music video with Bill Nighy's [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight aging rocker]].
* The [[WinterRoyalLady Ice Princess]] outfit in ''Film/BatmanReturns''.
* A porn star wears a revealing Santa cloak, with thigh-high boots and a leather thong, in ''Film/DontOpenTillChristmas''.
* ''Film/IfYouBelieve'': Susan gets sexy red underpants with green Christmas tree applications from her friendly colleague Gloria. Tom surprises her on Christmas Day in the morning and likes her outfit a lot.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''HomeImprovement'', Tim Taylor had Jill wear one of these when trying to take a family Christmas picture. He didn't make her wear it when they tried again, but did suggest she wear it for private moments.
* In ''TwoAndAHalfMen'', Alan's crazy Christmas loving girlfriend dons a skimpy costume when she realizes Santa's not coming because she's been a bad girl.
* A staple of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s annual ''Tribute to the Troops'' Christmas specials.
** Right before Christmas, WWE Raw will often have a Santa's Little Helper match, with the Divas all wearing these kinds out outfits.
* In the ''{{Psych}}'' holiday episode, Gus's hot sister wears one of these as a disguise.
* In a Christmas episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', Anna Wu wears one for the Holiday sales season.
* Elaine from ''{{Seinfeld}}'' wore this on the photo for her holiday cards. The one showing a nipple.
* In the ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' episode, "The Father Christmas Affair", Mr. Humphries wore one.
* [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL Cheerleaders]] are guaranteed to wear these for the team's last home game before Christmas. Double points if it's outdoors and the women are in danger of freezing something important off.
* Vanessa went this route in an episode of ''HanginWithMrCooper'', when asked to dress up as a Mrs. MallSanta. It was originally a HappyHolidaysDress, but she thought it was too plain, so she cut into something sexy. This angered Mark a bit, as it was a rental. Mark's [[StraightMan Straight Woman]] cousin Geneva's reaction was priceless, giving the page quote.
* Worn by Victoria Jackson on a Christmas episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' from 1989 (host: Andie [=MacDowell=]; musical guest: Tracy Chapman) on a Weekend Update segment where she plays a lonely Mrs. Claus who sings "Santa Please Skip Christmas This Year" and ends up [[FanService kissing Dennis Miller and sitting on his lap]].
** The ''SNL'' bumper for the season 36 episode hosted by Paul Rudd had Rudd wearing a sexy Santa dress and heels.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'''s first movie marks the first and only time the (male) character Santa-chan doesn't dress like Santa. When asked why (especially since it actually IS Christmas), Santa opens the door, revealing Queen and Elizabeth (the cute high school girls who help the protagonists) wearing these outfits.
* On Nickelodeon teen show ''{{Victorious}}'', the three main female characters Jade, Tori and Cat all wear differing dresses.
* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', Annie wears one in "[[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music]]". However, its actually a parody; while she originally uses it to seduce Jeff she devolves into a BrainlessBeauty using BabyTalk that just manages to squick him out.
-->'''Jeff:''' Eventually, you hit a point of diminishing returns on the sexiness.\\
'''Annie''' What's a demmemememuah?
* Stacy wears one while playing Mrs Claus in an episode of ''SpinCity'' and is immediately swarmed by fathers wanting to sit on her lap.
* Appears during the Season 3 ''Series/{{Glee}}'' ChristmasEpisode, many of the glee girls wear matching minidresses trimmed in white fur and matching hats (presumably red, but the episode is in black and white) during their number.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'':
** Ally wears a red mini-dress trimmed with white fur while singing "Santa Baby" at the bar when the office celebrate Christmas. The whole office thought she would suck, but they admitted she was good. And sexy.
** Once Cage&Fish had a case representing an older man employed as mall Santa who was fired because the mall hired a young pair of models to play sexy young Santa-like guy and his hot female helper. Both wear red revealing outfits with Santa hats.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Karen wears one for Jack's suggested window dressing. Including some bare-chested "reindeer."

* The picture on FanserviceCover is from ''Playstation Magazine'', and features Keira from ''JakAndDaxter'' in one of these, with BareYourMidriff and CleavageWindow.

[[folder: Music]]
* The cover photos of some of MariahCarey's Christmas albums show her in a sexy santa catsuit, an atypical example of this trope, but the fanservice is still there.
** A straighter example is in her recent re-recording of "All I Want For Christmas Is You", where she wears a red mini dress and hat trimmed with white feathers.

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rockettes The Rockettes]] wear skimpy outfits anyway, since anything more [[JustifiedTrope would just get in the way of their dancing]]. So of course their holiday season outfits are skimpy too.
* Angel's awesome dress in ''{{Rent}}'' during Today 4 U.

* {{Franchise/Barbie}} has worn a few, even though most of her Christmas dresses are the HappyHolidaysDress.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER: Live For You]]'' has these as a costume set.
* Often turns up in VirtualPaperDoll games.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', there are green and red "Winter Veil" outfits. Not surprisingly, on female characters, the outfit falls under this the skimpy variation, but on male characters, it is much less revealing.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Hitman: Blood Money]]'', there is a level taking place at a porn king's mountain villa during the holiday season. You can guess what the women are wearing. Or not wearing as the case may be...
* Rareware did this [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1T4ZbkqoUMA/SU-0w4X3qQI/AAAAAAAABOc/yXRu-OzlNpY/s1600-h/kameo_wwh.jpg official wallpaper]] of [[KameoElementsOfPower Kameo]].
* ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'' gives us Leanne (or Reanbell) wearing the mini-dress type during a later mission where you must deliver Christmas presents to little kids.
* ''{{Starcraft}}'''s [[http://bbsimg.ngfiles.com/1/18481000/ngbbs4985be5b7ec5b.jpg Infested Kerrigan]] of all people ended up in one of these on a Christmas wallpaper.
* For the Christmas event in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'', the Stalker wears a very skimpy Sexy Santa costume.
* ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur IV]]'' features Santa suits as {{DLC}} that turns into Sexy Santa Dresses on females.
* Riot Games, creators of ''LeagueOfLegends'', release one of these as a limited-edition champion skin for one of their hot female champions every Christmas. In 2009 it was Snow Bunny [[JunglePrincess Nidalee]], in 2010 it was Candy Cane [[PirateGirl Miss Fortune]], in 2011 it was Mistletoe [[LadyOfBlackMagic LeBlanc]] and in 2012 they released Slay Belle [[BloodKnight Katarina]].
* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive: In DOA 2 Ultimate, this was an unlockable outfit for Kasumi. In DOA 5, this was Christmas DLC for all the girls, including the VideoGame/VirtuaFighter girls.
* The third instalment ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' offers this as a {{DLC}} for Da Ji, Wang Yuanji and Mitsunari.
* One of Ryouta's odd jobs in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend: Holiday Star'' involves wearing one. [[RuleOfFunny Yes, a male pigeon in a Sexy Santa Dress]]. He's [[http://moa810.tumblr.com/post/104237846367/hatoful-advent-calendar-3 shown in it]] in the creator's Advent Calendar. The [[PlayerCharacter human girl]] comments that she wants to try it, too.

* Played with in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Three of the girls are so dressed, Hanners looking notably uncomfortable at the shortness of her skirt and a scowling Faye muttering "this is demeaning".
* ''Omake Omatsuri'': Becky wears [[http://omakeomatsuri.comicgenesis.com/d/20021223.html the sexy top and short skirt version]] in the 2002 "Happy Holidays" strip, which was outside, and [[RealityEnsues she was really cold]]. [[http://omakeomatsuri.comicgenesis.com/d/20031222.html The next year]], she wore [[SweaterGirl a sweater]] to be comfortable.
* Ellen wore one in a few ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' filler strips. [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2004-12-24 One time her mom objects, because she's worried Ellen will catch cold in it.]]
* Lilah does this for Ethan in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20061225 a Christmas edition]] of ''CtrlAltDel'', but Ethan [[IgnoreTheFanservice is too busy playing video games to even look at her.]]
* Drawn for ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' by Indigo, the artist of ''Kismetropolis'', it fits the trope but (WARNING) the two [=PhDs=] in the elf costumes are female and the character in the minidress is [[AttractiveBentGender Dr. Tip Wilkins]].
* Some of the Christmas strips in ''Webcomic/RPGWorld''.
* Brandi of ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' wore what is basically [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=942 a Santa corset]].
* [[http://thedevilspanties.com/archives/date/2005/12/25 Spoofed in]] strip from ''Webcomic/TheDevilsPanties''.
-->"I'm gonna' get in '''so''' much trouble for this.
* Parodied in [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/125/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', where one of the ladies refuses to dress up this way, and others start complaining about how uncomfortable it's making them.
* Jenn and Satan [[http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=271 both wear one]] in this ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' Christmas update.
** And Satan [[http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=118 wears another one]] in a strip that resembles a printable Christmas card.
* In ''[[http://redshine.comicgenesis.com/ Starcommand]]'' (late December 2009), Penny is embarrassed to be seen wearing this kind of costume.
* [[MsFanservice Thae]] of ''Webcomic/OverlordAcademy'' wore one of these in the Christmas voting reward. [[ElegantGothicLolita Nova]] wore a more {{Moe}} version.
* Visarah from ''Webcomic/{{Uncreation}}'' wore one in 2010, with Dieter dressed as a [[Theatre/TheNutcracker nutcracker]].
* In a SavingChristmas arc in ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Lightning Lady gets her standard LeotardOfPower replaced with [[http://www.evil-comic.com/archive/20091224.html a Santa version]].
* Lampshaded by Sydney in ''Webcomic/UnintentionallyPretentious'' [[http://www.unintentionallypretentious.com/index.asp?c=154 here]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shiniez}}'' the three girls spend the twelve days leading up to Christmas wearing theses.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''GaiaOnline'' has a [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36827106 "Young Mrs. Claus" set]] which is one of these, as well as a [[http://www.tektek.org/avatar/36827168 "Santa Baby" outfit]] which is pretty much the SpearCounterpart.
* Lar deSouza (aka "Lartist"), draws ''LeastICouldDo'', ''LookingForGroup'', and [[http://twitpic.com/t0rqg did this pin-up]].
* TheGamingPixie wears one in her [[http://www.gamingpixie.com/122/all-videos/gamereviews/holiday-game-review-metroid/ Metroid review]] complete with fur trim, a big, red bow, and a single red rhinestone.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Turns up in the ChristmasEpisode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' when Jake accidentally finds himself in the middle of a Christmas-themed chorus line. (The dancers think he is there for the Chinese New Year number that is coming up later.)
* Dr. Girlfriend wears a Christmas outfit in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Christmas special.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Christmas special, Dr. Doofensmirtz had Santa girls as backup dancers during his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMgtRh2t0RA "I Really Don't Hate Christmas"]] song. The extended version features Stacy and Jenny wearing these in the song "What Does he want?"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Tears of a Clooney" Steve and Roger start an orphan sweat shop and Steve has two of the teenaged female orphans wear this outfit during winter.
* Cher and Babs wore matching ones in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "Evil G.L.A.D.I.S. Much?" has Alex, Clover and Sam wearing these at the W.H.O.O.P. Christmas party. The girls were not pleased... that their outfits were red, [[TheFashionista when fuchsia was the appropriate color that year]].