Official Announcement: The 2023 Naughty and Nice List is Here!

The Department of Christmas Affairs (DCA) is delighted to announce the release of the 2023 Naughty and Nice List.

Thanks to the Global Behaviour Tracking Network and advanced data mining technology, we've compiled a comprehensive list of all 31,474 names currently being monitored by Santa.

Each name has been assigned a naughty or nice status based on their behaviour since Boxing Day 2022.

Remember, if a name is missing from the list, you can submit a name.

Woman reading the 2023 Naughty and Nice list

What's New in 2023?

Updated features

The 2023 naughty and nice list comes with:

  • 3000+ new names

  • An easy to use search function

  • State-of-the-art cybersecurity to ensure your data’s safety

Recruitment drive

With the list’s growing popularity, Santa is expanding the DCA team.

Our careers page lists several existing opportunities in areas such as:

  • Naughty List Intelligence

  • Bad Gift Enforcement

  • Reindeer Gift Delivery Logistics

Important Reminders

Dispute resolution

The DCA acknowledges that sometimes we can get things wrong. We are, after all, only elves.

Contact the department if:

  • a naughty status has been incorrectly assigned

  • recent good behaviour should make a material difference to a name currently on the naughty list

If you believe either scenario applies to you, or someone you know, you can request a review.

List updates

The DCA’s Naughty and Nice list will be updated:

  • One week before Christmas

  • On Christmas Eve

This will ensure the most accurate reflection of any new additions to the list, as well as the latest naughty and nice statuses.

The DCA invites you to explore the 2023 Naughty and Nice List on our website, and share with your family and friends. Whether you find your name on the nice list, or need to make a case for a review, the department hopes the list brings a smile to your face this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!



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