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It's the most wholesome time of the year.

"You're supposed to be Santa's wife, not his mistress!"
Geneva, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

A Sexy Santa Dress is a sexy dress designed to make it clear it's to be worn for Christmas time. The outfit is usually red, and trimmed with either fur (real or fake) or with feathers. 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 Bare Your Midriff).
  • Sometimes it's a sexy top and hot pants (again for midriff baring).
  • Sometimes it will be a leotard shaped outfit.

Considered Fetish Fuel by many, and therefore shows will often have a Mall Santa with one or more ladies wearing this, whether or not it happens in Real Life.

Side-Story Bonus Art in Anime and Manga often has holiday pics with female characters wearing these dresses.

While it's hard to tell for sure how old this trope is, it's unlikely to have been around before the days of Ziegfeld.

A Sub-Trope of Pimped-Out Dress, Costume Porn, and Sexy Whatever Outfit.

A Sister Trope to "Happy Holidays" Dress (the one with the longer skirt, and is therefore warmer), Mini-Dress of Power.

Compare Fur Bikini, Sweater Girl, Homemade Sweater From Hell, Costume Porn, Exposed to the Elements, An Ice Suit.

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

Examples of Sexy Santa Dress include:

Anime & Manga

  • Several official illustrations featuring Haruhi Suzumiya play this up.
    • She also stuffs Mikuru into one for the Christmas party in Disappearance.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's first Megami Sound Stage, which was set immediately before the second season's Christmas Episode, had a CD Jacket featuring Nanoha and Fate wearing a skimpy Santa and reindeer suit respectively.
  • In the FLCL Manga, Haruko dresses Mamimi in one and, along with Ninamori, 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 toy with his hormones.
  • In the anime OVA Itsudatte My Santa! a Magical Girl trainee Santa Claus called Mai has this as the outfit she transforms into to perform magic.
  • In Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Mayura wears a dress that has a short skirt, but isn't quite revealing enough to be the skimpy kind.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • Poland.
    • Vietnam, too, in a picture on the author's blog.
    • Lampshaded in a Christmas comic with Hungary.
  • The cover picture for Period 78 of Mahou Sensei Negima features Asuna, Konoka, and Setsuna wearing the skimpy, short-skirted Santa version.
  • In K-On! 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 Christmas Episode of Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi. (The implication is that all the female Santas in that world wear them.)
  • Official Rumiko Takahashi illustrations of Ranma ½ have given female Ranma plenty of Christmas leotards as well as New Year kimonos for the respective holiday issues of Shonen Sunday.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler:
    • 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 Hinagiku and Athena respectively get added to this list.
  • In the first Christmas chapter of the Keroro Gunsou manga, Hot Mom Aki Hinata wears this getup at the Christmas party the Keronians throw.
  • The Santa stand-in girls in Those Who Hunt Elves.
  • In Love Hina, there's a cover of the manga that has the main female cast in various forms of these dresses.
  • The dresses for the cover of the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars "Merry Christmas!" CD has all of the girls in cute Santa dresses.
  • In an episode of the second season of Ah! My Goddess Urd wears one of these dresses.
  • Every arc of the Amagami SS 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:
    • Played for Laughs with Hitoha and Mitsuba (among plenty of others).
    • Played straight with Kuriyama-sensei.
  • In an OVA of Galaxy Fraulein Yuna, Yuri wears a jacket and hot shorts form of this.
  • THE iDOLM@STER - Miki, Ami and Mami on the Christmas Episode.

Comic Books

Fan Works


  • Mean Girls 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 Middle School; one presumes that the outfits were less revealing then.
  • In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harmony wears one of these because she's working at a sleazy Christmas party.
  • Love Actually has a bunch of women wearing these outfits in a music video with Bill Nighy's aging rocker.
  • The Ice Princess outfit in Batman Returns.
  • A porn star wears a revealing Santa cloak, with thigh-high boots and a leather thong, in Don't Open Till Christmas.

Live Action TV

  • In Home Improvement, 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 Two and A Half Men, 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 WWE's annual Tribute to the Troops Christmas specials.
  • In the Psych holiday episode, Gus's hot sister wears one of these as a disguise.
  • In a Christmas episode of 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.
  • 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 Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, when asked to dress up as a Mrs. Mall Santa. This angered Mark a bit, as it was a rental. Mark's Straight Woman cousin Geneva's reaction was priceless, giving the page quote.
  • Worn by Victoria Jackson on a Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live 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 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.
  • Kamen Rider Double'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 Community, Annie wears one in "Regional Holiday Music". However, its actually a parody; while she originally uses it to seduce Jeff she devolves into a Brainless Beauty using Baby Speak that just manages to squick him out.
  • Stacy wears one while playing Mrs Claus in an episode of Spin City and is immediately swarmed by fathers wanting to sit on her lap.
  • Appears during the Season 3 Glee Christmas Episode, 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.




Video Games

  • THE iDOLM@STER: Live For You has these as a costume set.
  • Often turns up in Virtual Paper Doll games.
  • In World of Warcraft, 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 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 official wallpaper of Kameo.
  • Resonance of Fate 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 Kerrigan of all people ended up in one of these on a Christmas wallpaper.
  • For the Christmas event in Killing Floor, the Stalker wears a very skimpy Sexy Santa costume.
  • Soul Calibur IV features Santa suits as DLC that turns into Sexy Santa Dresses on females.



"I'm gonna' get in so much trouble for this.


Web Original

Western Animation

  • Turns up in the Christmas Episode of American Dragon: Jake Long 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 The Venture Bros. Christmas special.
  • In the Phineas and Ferb Christmas special, Dr. Doofensmirtz had Santa girls as backup dancers during his "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 American Dad 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 Tiny Toon Adventures.