Not all Santa Clauses are benevolent. Those of us who grew up in the favored and luxurious USA, a nation still burning through its natural resources which took eons to accumulate, and which we will squander during the next few decades, had as children an idea of Santa Claus as a kind and generous demiurge, a being who would grant us what our selfish youthful souls wanted badly. Maybe back in the 1960s!
Other cultures are a bit more realistic. As well as the nice Santa, there is his grim companion Krampus, a fearful man in Alpine European cautionary tales told to keep those pesky kids in check:
A related story from one of our most unreliable narrator gay comic writers David Sedaris:
The cartoon TV series Futurama also featured a malign Santa:
So you better think twice…