It's not really surprising that Santa is frequently called upon to make an appearance in videogames. After all, he's a worldwide celebrity with lots of free time on his hands, which makes it far easier to schedule mo-cap sessions.
He's also virtually bulletproof: no matter how many crappy cartoons, shlocky movies, or lousy games he appears in, we still love him. Sure, it's mostly because he brings us presents, but love is love!
Wired's Game | Life lists the top five games that capture the Christmas spirit by featuring that holly jolly guest star, Santa Claus.