Santa Claus or Mrs Claus: Should Father Christmas be allowed to be played by a woman?

Mr Claus or Mrs Claus?
Mr Claus or Mrs Claus?

Kris Kringle, St Nick, Father Christmas and, of course, Santa Claus.

The man in the red suit has a variety of names. But with Christmas less than four weeks away, a row has erupted at a town council as to whether or not the famous festive role can be taken on by a woman. As reported nationally, and on Good Morning Britain today, Great Aycliffe Town Council are to vote on whether or not a female volunteer can act as Santa, after two women applied to appear as the character on Christmas Eve. Do you think it should remain as a male-only role, or can a woman step into the boots? Vote in our poll.