Here's Santa! A look at him will show immediately what I consider to be his biggest problem: the eyes are clearly not right. He doesn't look happy and smiling - he looks mean and scowly. A second version of the doll will have to come up with a solution to this problem (I might just pick the eyes out and try again) - but for now, I just really wanted to be done, so I decided to go with it for now.
A couple small, dark shots of the head:
Santagurumi's shirt and pants are removable (but his hat and hair and such aren't). Here he is in only his pants, before I finished the head:
One of the main purposes of this remake wasn't to make Santa, if ya'll will recall - when I finished Tom Seaver, described in the link, I mentioned what I considered to be the biggest problems with the doll (body to big, arms to long, head too small), and my main goal was to fix that. I only made a Santa because I realized that, coincidentally, I had all of the materials necessary to make one already in my stash.
Thus, more than anything, what I wanted was to make an underbody that I was satisfied with - because once I've got a base for a male doll, I can dress it up however I'd like. Here's the base now:
When he's nekkid, his arms look too small, and his head too big, but when he's all dressed up, I think his proportions look excellent.
All in all, I'm VERY happy with how this turned out. My efforts to better size the clothes turned out very well, his hair (while a pain) looks (in my opinion) awesome, and other than his kinda creepy eyes, I'm well satisfied with my Santa.