Gustav (also known as Gus) is a yellow gourd who runs a fishing business and auto repair shop.
Gustav lived in Greece and runs a fishing business and a rival to Nicky's father. He didn't like the family as they represent hope, and wants to get rid of it. He finally had the opportunity when Nicky's parents died from Illness and decides to antagonize Nicky for giving fish away.
Prior to Nicky's return, he eventually became Mayor, and made things very strict. When the daughters to his former employee were caught giving away free things, he warned that they'll have to pay gold coins, or else they'll be thrown in jail. However, someone was helping them, and was in a wild goose chase catching the person who's helping the daughters.
Later, he works as a auto repairman for Main Street. Laura's dad asked if he can fix his truck, however, Gustav refused to. Junior and some of the townspeople decided to pitch in to give money for him to fix the truck. Gustav then helped out and fix the truck just in time for Laura's dad.
Gustav is cold-hearted, and doesn't give a care for others. He wanted things to be corrupted and wanted things done his own way.
However, when Junior asked him to fix the truck, he discovers about being generous and eventually has a change of heart.
Gustav is a yellow gourd with grey hair and brown eyebrows.
- He looks like Apollo Gourd
Gustav only appeared in Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving.
- According to Brian Roberts, Gustav is a mixed of Mr. Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life" and Burgermeister Meisterburger from "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town". His voice is based after Adolfo Pirelli from "Sweeny Todd" and Chico Marx.