The Sims has been an integral part of Christmas Day for many people for many years. Whether that came from playing it for the first time because you got the original version as a gift over 20 years ago (in an actual box) or because it’s something that you do while everyone is taking their post-lunch nap…The Sims is very a much a part of life.
And since the whole point of The Sims is to “Play With Life” – it is not surprising that the game mimics part of the real world, including the holidays we celebrate.
They’re not always called the same thing, obviously, but the references are pretty obvious. It’s a whole lot of festive cheer…. even if you live in the summer hemisphere where it’s sunny and hot over “Winterfest”.
But the one thing that is very different about The Sims is that you can do whatever you want and be whoever who want…and…err…..do whoever you want. Including Father Christmas. Err, Santa….errrr…Father Winter.
Father Winter only comes with The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack, though, so if you’re hoping for jingling any special bells, you’ll have to own the expansion.
Santa Baby: Father Winter is your daddy
Okay, look…what we are trying to say is that you can have a baby with Father Winter (Santa, Father Christmas, whatever you want to call them) in The Sims 4.
The good news, if you are that way inclined, is that you don’t have to wait until Christmas once a year to do so. It just needs to be Christmas in The Sims 4. And even that can be adjusted through cheats or mods like the MC Command Centre.
How to have a baby with Father Winter in The Sims 4
First things first, you need it to be Winterfest in your game, obviously, and as we mentioned, you will need The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack to have Father Winter’s baby. It helps to have a Sim who actually likes the whole festive shindig for this.
For Father Winter to appear, it helps to have a fireplace. He sometimes shows up even if there isn’t a chimney for him to slide through – and sometimes Father Winter also just uses the front door like any ordinary Sim even if there is a fireplace.
Father Winter usually shows up at around 20:00 Sims time for his Winterfest gift drop (not that kinda drop, sheesh), so while you wait… spend the day getting into the festive spirit.
Cook a Grand Meal, invite over some friends, share some gifts and be all merry while you wait. You might as well make the most of it if you’re going to have Santa’s offspring, right?
Of course, if you don’t want to wait, you can just cheat your way through this part and speed up time to get to 20:00. Ah, if only this worked in real life when we were kids, eh?
Once Father Winter shows up, it’s time for your Sim to make their move. Be your sweetest and most charming self. Father Winter usually sticks around until 2:00, so make the most of your time together as soon as you see him.
When you’ve charmed Santa enough and shared your first kiss, you’ll soon see the option to Try for a baby with Clement appear in any of the woohoo spots. If you’re ready for the responsibility that comes with having a baby with Father Winter in The Sims 4, go right ahead.
Afterwards, get your Sim to take a pregnancy test and [insert your terrible Christmas-related pun right here] to see if your Sim got the gift they wished for.
Obviously you can also just use cheats to boost your relationship with Father Winter and have his baby in The Sims 4. Or just use the MC Command Centre, whatever you like.
Point is, in The Sims 4, Santa baby can have a rather literal meaning. The kid – or kids if your Sims ends up having twins or triplets – will even have a special trait which improves satisfaction gain by 50% for Whims.
You can also ask Father Winter to move in if you want to make the arrangement a bit more permanent and not just a one-night on the sleigh thing. Okay, okay, we’ll stop with the terrible puns. Father Winter will §500 000 to the household funds with high skill levels in Handiness, Baking, and Parenting.
While such, ahem, relations are not advised during a global pandemic, the worlds in The Sims 4 are fortunately not subjected to any social distancing regulations (although, if they were, we imagine it’d work something like this). So, go ahead and get merry, merry!