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Jessica Claus is the version of Mrs. Claus who appears in the Rankin/Bass special Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, voiced by Robie Lester. She was the schoolteacher of Sombertown before Kris Kringle started to bring the children toys. At first, she did not condone the behavior of Kris, as he was breaking Burgermeister Meisterburger's law declaring that toys were illegal in Sombertown after he enacted it following being injured by one. However, he then gave her a baby doll and she began to fall in love with him and realize how silly the Burgemeister's law is.

Jessica decided to help him and the Kringles get toys into the city and helped craft plans, including hiding toys in the stockings and going through the chimney. She was one of his best allies in the town and told him how to bring toys to the children without being caught. Unfortunately, the Burgermesiter arrests Kris after luring him into a trap, as well the other Kringles, Topper, and Winter Warlock, leaving Jessica brokenhearted. She tries to intercede for them, only have be given her packing orders by the Burgermeister, jeered by the whole town. This convinces her to decide on breaking Kris and the others out of the dungeons. Eventually, she formulated a plan of escape by using some of Winter's Magic Feed Corn, which he had to allow reindeer to fly and escape the prison through this means. However, with the Kringles' home on the Mountain of the Whispering Wind destroyed by the Burgermeister's men, they are forced to go on the run to escape capture.

After the rescue was a success and they go on the run to escape the Burgermeister, Jessica and Kris, now taking on his actual name of Claus, were married under the very first Christmas tree. From there, they then headed up to the North Pole to establish Santa's castle and workshop, and soon learned of the Burgermeister's descendants dying off while Santa's legend went worldwide. Both of them agree to have Santa go out only on Christmas Eve, and Jessica gives Santa his hat before he emerges to make his annual delivery as Special Delivery Kluger arrives with the mail.

In Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, Santa calls his wife Jessica, and she mentioned the doll he gave her when they first met, in keeping with the movie's tying together the continuity of almost all the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials up to that point. When they learn that Frosty and his family are traveling with Rudolph and Milton to help Lilly Loraine's circus out of debt, Santa and Jessica prepare to come and pick them up to take back to the North Pole before the Fourth of July fireworks are finished, at which point Frosty and his family would be in danger of melting. Unfortunately, Winterbolt has his ice dragons conjure a storm that is so bad that Santa and Jessica are forced to travel along the ground. Eventually, the storm clears as a result of Winterbolt's demise, and the couple arrive just after Frosty's family is revived by Jack Frost.

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