-Download the plate of cookies object from The Sims web site and purchase a fireplace and place it anywhere in your house. Buy a Christmas tree and place it in front of the fireplace, but not too close or it will burn the tree down. Buy an end table and place it next to the fireplace. Set the cookies on the end table. Have one of your Sims light the fireplace. It does not matter if it goes out while they are sleeping. Send your Sims to bed at 11:00 p.m. Santa will appear between 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Make sure your Sims stay asleep or hill not appear. Santa leave a present for every Sim and one nice gift, such a television for the entire house.
-When all your Sims are in bed by 8 p.m. and you have a chimney, the old granny's cookies plate, and the Christmas tree, Santa Claus will appear and leave wrapped presents for each person in your family, and an item from buy mode. You can do this as long as desired.