A mother from Plymouth claims she was made to feel shame for continuing to use the more old-fashioned term for Santa Claus, ‘Father Christmas.’

On a social media group the unnamed mother claims she was shamed while discussing a children’s Christmas book and referring to ‘Father Christmas’ as ‘Santa is now seen as gender neutral’ and is many parents’ preferred name for the Christmas character known for spreading joy to billions of children worldwide.

Plymouth Live reports, the mother says she has been left feeling ‘on edge’ since social media users mocked her and is afraid to use ‘Father Christmas’ if the phrase is ‘hurtful’ to someone.

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