Santa Claus, sometimes referred to as Father Christmas, brings joy to children at Christmas time. Displayed with a beard and red festive hat.
The Santa emoji had a frown on Android 4.4, which was resolved in Android 5.0. See also: Christmas emoji list.
Note: Father Christmas has a different origin to Santa Claus but both are represented by this single emoji.
Santa Claus was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Father Christmas” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.