An inside hire makes sense for Buddy, who already knows the workings of the North Pole and has the stature for the job.
Dobby's tireless work ethic would serve him well as Santa, and he's already used to traveling by fireplace.
This leaner Santa's experience questing ensures that he will stop at nothing to deliver little ones' Preciouses.
The hard-working, loyal and litigious elf would bring a level of practicality to Santa's intercontinental excursions.
The gracefully lethal Nuada could strike fear into the hearts of children worldwide and easily enforce his wishes for good behavior.
An experienced tracker, this elf could keep the naughty / nice list straight. Plus, her armor would help avoid chimney scrapes.