As we all know, stitchers are exceptional enablers. And when I joined EGA and ANG, my stitching pace REALLY picked up. For novelty stitches and fibers, needlepoint really excels. . . and so most of my smaller Santas are canvas work.
The pattern for this little Santa appeared in the predecessor to Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine. . . and is really tiny compared to the 2-foot high "big Santas" at between 3 and 4 inches tall.