How to earn money, inspire sims, and keep your Santa!
Make all Sims plant bell peppers,
(your going to turn the date back first, so whatever you make them plant you'll still have to wait for it to harvest, hence the bell peppers shortest planting time.)
Exit out of game, double click your home button.
Once your recents bar pops up press and hold the sims box until it shakes and the red minus bubble pops up in the top corner. Click the button.
( this will not delete your game)
Go to settings, general, date and time, click OFF automatic, set only your YEAR back to 1970, return to game.
Wait for your plants to grow and harvest them.
( your plants may reset themselves it's fine just wait the extra 30s for your bell peppers, you will also notice your Santa is GONE do NOT WORRY you'll get him back in the next steps)
After harvesting your bell peppers have all sims plant something else.
( I usually plant a day long plant this also helps bring in more money)
Now repeat the steps above, exit game, double click home button, delete sims off tool bar, go to general, date and time.
NOW click back ON AUTOMATIC.
Return to game.
Harvest your plants, some sims may be frozen, no worries just go to another home and return to that sims that is frozen and they will be unfrozen.
**the first time I did this my Santa still did NOT come back IF your Santa did NOT return the first time no worries, just exit the game, double click your home button, delete the sims in the tool bar, then return to game and he will be there. This only happen the FIRST time I did the is cheat after that your Santa should automaticly return on his own.
**if you set your year ahead example:2013 you will lose Santa for good!! This is why you set the time BACK first THEN bring it to PRESENT DAY.
**if your Santa goals increase just simply complete one of the normal tasks BEFORE a Santa task and the number should return to what you were at before.
Edited: Dec 23 2012
Added by: JessKaMichaels Dec 20th 2012, ID#1758