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To think that only posh people say Father Christmas?!

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charliesp Thu 05-Dec-19 12:20:39

And everyone else says Santa?

I say Santa but my posh DH and all his family and posh friends say Father Christmas.

Anyone else noticed this? Or AIBU?

churchandstate Thu 05-Dec-19 12:22:23

YABU. I say Father Christmas (and hate it when people say Santa) and I am working class all the way!

dementedma Thu 05-Dec-19 12:22:27

I prefer Father Christmas - it sounds nicer. But pretty much everyone in Scotland says Santa where I live.

LaurieMarlow Thu 05-Dec-19 12:22:52

Well I'm in Ireland and no one says Father Christmas here. Santa or Santy.

That may not be very helpful though.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 05-Dec-19 12:23:03

I'm not posh and I say Father Christmas

MostlyAmbridgeandcoffee Thu 05-Dec-19 12:23:04

Santa is American

Finfintytint Thu 05-Dec-19 12:23:05

It was Father Christmas in our house. Definitely not posh.

neonglow Thu 05-Dec-19 12:23:28

‘Father Christmas’ definitely seems to be a bit more ‘middle-class’, I use either

MistyCloud Thu 05-Dec-19 12:23:32

I say both. Does that mean I'm an upper class chav? 😂

Wixi Thu 05-Dec-19 12:23:58

We interchange Father Christmas and Santa Claus, either works in our house. We are not particularly posh.

Doyoumind Thu 05-Dec-19 12:24:03

I am sad that we have moved away from Father Christmas and towards Santa. When I was young no one ever said Santa. I don't think it's a class thing. I think it's Americanisation.

Invisimamma Thu 05-Dec-19 12:24:18

I'm Scottish and I thought that Father Christmas was English people thing, as the only people I know who say it are from down south.

Somebodystired Thu 05-Dec-19 12:24:25

Father Christmas here, always was on the council estate I grew up on too!

Batqueen Thu 05-Dec-19 12:24:26

I see Santa as a more American thing that has become more and more the norm sadly

user137436 Thu 05-Dec-19 12:24:53

I think you are right grin. It is only my particularly posh friends who get worked up about it. I admit I much prefer Father Christmas, and Santa feels wrong, but my children prefer to say Santa. Particularly my speech delayed child who can say Santa but not Father Christmas, so I just have to roll with it.

dreamyflower Thu 05-Dec-19 12:25:24

Father Christmas here. From working class background. Parents day father Christmas too. Hate the name Santa. My two year old can say father Christmas and it is the cutest thing!

Lipperfromchipper Thu 05-Dec-19 12:25:25

I’m Irish and I say Santa, dh is from uk and he says Father Christmas.

SweetAsSpice Thu 05-Dec-19 12:25:47

YABU. I’m common as muck and it’s Father Christmas!

troutknickers Thu 05-Dec-19 12:26:13

Father Christmas all the way. I am definitely not posh.
I have always seen Santa as a bit American really although do use it on occasion

DiscoDown Thu 05-Dec-19 12:26:14

It was Father Christmas for us growing up, and we're as working class as they come! Like someone says up thread, it makes me a bit sad that it's fallen out of favour.

HowlsMovingBungalow Thu 05-Dec-19 12:26:24

Santa Claus is American? I say Father Christmas as a Brit.

KondoKonvert Thu 05-Dec-19 12:26:31

Santa has always been a Scottish/Irish thing. I don't know anyone Scottish who calls him Father Christmas.

geojellyfish Thu 05-Dec-19 12:27:12

I prefer Father Christmas and that was what we used as children, but feel I'm fighting a losing battle with DH and DC1 who say Santa. Grrrrr!

Newbie1999 Thu 05-Dec-19 12:27:24

I say Father Christmas because to me, ‘Santa’ is more American. Very working class here!

pinkcardi Thu 05-Dec-19 12:27:26

I believe that Santa comes from the Dutch word Sinterklass

I'm Scottish and would say Santa. My v English and quite posh DH insists on Father Christmas. Drives me potty. He's Santa and I always call him that to the DC when DH isn't listening. My own personal tiny rebellion.

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