A mum was left annoyed after her children came back from nursery school with a “depressing” letter from Santa.

Posting on Mumsnet, the woman posted a photo of the letter and asked if she was being unreasonable to take offence at it.

The letter said: “It has been very busy here at the North Pole, during this year 2021 we are still in the worldwide pandemic.

“The elves have been washing their hands and wearing their masks and working around the clock to make sure the toys are ready to deliver to all the good boys and girls.

“Rudolph and his fellow reindeer are having regular Covid 19 tests and getting ready for the long journey ahead, and I’m sitting by the fireplace writing this letter and enjoying a lovely mince pie.

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“I am writing to let you know that you have been very good at washing your hands and keeping the germs away, you have also been well behaved this year and have made it onto my good child list.

“I am very proud of you, and as you have been so amazing, I’d like to get you something extra-special for Christmas this year.

“I’ll be visiting your home very soon, keep up the good work. Merry Christmas, from Santa Claus.”

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Reacting to it, most people took the mum’s side. One said: “That would be going straight in the recycling.”

Another added: “Yeah I wouldn’t be reading that to mine either! I’m sure it’s meant well but it’s very over the top and unnecessary.”

A third commented: “Yeah, it’s a bit bleak but I think well-intentioned. I’d just bin it and crack on with the Christmas you’d planned.”

“Aside from all the Covid stuff, what’s with the promise of something “extra special” this year, who are the nursery staff to think they can say things like that on behalf of parents?

But others thought the school hadn’t done anything wrong. One commented: “Last year there was a lot of children worried Santa wouldn’t come, didn’t Boris do a letter of speech on it.

“Maybe they are just trying to reassure children that despite all the upheaval, Santa will still be around, I think it comes from a good place but they have over thought it.”

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