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You can seduce Santa Claus in The Sims 4’s new expansion

And also Patchy the scarecrow

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

When new Sims expansion packs are announced, players immediately want to know what new places their Sims can WooHoo in.

For those behind on Sims lingo, WooHoo is the in-game euphemism for sex. Sims have been able to engage in sexual relations since the introduction of the “playing in bed” interaction in The Sims Livin’ Large, but it wasn’t until the next generation with The Sims 2 that the term WooHoo was coined. Since then, any Simmer knows that with more expansion packs means more places to do the woo.

Sims have always had a wide range of WooHoo locations, including some more wild ones like helicopters and mausoleums. Currently The Sims 4, if all expansion, game, and stuff packs are installed, includes 12 different WooHoo locations, ranging from saunas to tents, from coffins to piles of leaves, most recently introduced with The Sims 4 Seasons expansion pack.

But for those with more adventurous Sims, a pile of leaves might not cut it. That’s OK, though, because Seasons also included a very, very special WooHoo option. This time, it’s not so much a “where” but a “who.”

You can WooHoo Santa Claus.

To be clear, it’s not Santa exactly, but rather the in-game, secular representation of Santa, known as Father Winter. Instead of a red coat, he dons a blue one, but otherwise he’s pretty much a dead ringer for the Santa Claus we know and love: white beard, jolly belly, hands gifts out to children on non-specific winter holiday.

Not only can you WooHoo Father Winter, you can also bear his child.

Father Winter’s children get a special trait, which hints at magical powers, but the only reported benefit of this trait is bonus satisfaction point gain.

If your Sim is besotted by Father Winter, but does not wish to engage in such a scandalous lifestyle, they can also marry him and invite him to be part of the household before engaging in WooHoo. Be warned though — this means his children will not gain the special trait, since inviting him to join your household revokes his NPC status and a new Father Winter will generate in his place.

So the only way to have magical children is through pre-marital, probably adulterous (let us not forget Mrs. Claus) WooHoo. Zeus would be proud.

If Father Winter’s dad bod is not your scene or he’s too normal for an exciting romp, if you’d rather seduce someone more svelte and decidedly less human-like, then we’ve got great news: You can also romance Patchy the Scarecrow.

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on who you ask), it’s not yet clear whether or not you can have children with Patchy. We will report back with further updates.

Simmers have historically spent a lot of time trying to WooHoo NPCs that for all intents and purposes should not be able to be seduced, such as the Grim Reaper. Mods upon mods exist to make these NPCs WooHoo-able. It seems that the Sim Gurus have anticipated the desires of the players this time round, making the holiday NPCs romanceable from the start. This promises grand things for future games — who knows what sorts of NPCs Sims will be able to seduce in the next expansion pack? Mummies? The Grim Reaper? BIGFOOT?

For now, Simmers will have to be content trying to seduce Daddy Winter.

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