Sexy Santa Dress

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It's the most wholesome time of the year.

"You're supposed to be Santa's wife, not his mistress!"

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

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.