The local mum says she was ‘shamed’ on a group on social media for discussing a children’s Christmas book and talking about ‘Father Christmas’ as ‘Santa is now seen as gender-neutral’ and is many parents’ preferred name for the jolly character in the red suit.

The unnamed parent, who has a young child, says she has been left feeling ‘on edge’ since the comments picked on her and doesn’t want to offend anybody if saying ‘Father Christmas’ is ‘hurtful’ to someone.

In response to a post about the story, one user replied, “Seriously! He’s a guy, quite clearly a guy. I would have bitten back by calling him St Nicholas to be honest. The clue’s in the name, Nicholas not Nicola.”

Another user, once again replying to a post about the story, complained, “I would love to meet these people… seriously… how long has Father Christmas been just that? Why change!!?? This gender-neutral thing can’t be done to everything!”

Yet another user joined in, posting, “Glad my kids grew up knowing Father Christmas is based on St Nick … a man! All for personal identities and encourage it but come on! How messed up is this world we live in?”

There is nothing wrong with Santa Claus. This P.C. movement is just too much. Luckily this hasn’t hit the U.S. yet, but it’s only a matter of time until our extremely gender-confused population attacks a holiday icon.