Father Christmas fired for saying 'ho ho ho' - because it is 'offensive to women'
The Daily Mail
5th December 2007
Santa has been given the sack - and not the kind he traditionally carries toys in.
He's been booted out of the job because he wandered around the store where he worked calling "Ho Ho Ho" and singing Jingle Bells. And under the new rules of Christmas at the store, "ho ho ho" is a no no no. John Oakes, aged 70, should have been calling "ha ha ha" because the centuries-old version has been judged too frightening for little children - while their mothers might be offended because "ho" is American slang for a whore.
"They're are trying to kill the spirit of Christmas," cried Mr Oakes...