'How is Santa going to find me if we are homeless?' Eight-year-old boy fears ... trends now
A mother has revealed how her eight year old son asked her 'how is Santa going to find us if we are homeless?' after they were evicted and forced to move into a hotel.
Widowed Sarah, whose son Marcel has learning difficulties, told the BBC how they were kicked out of their rented flat because the landlord decided to sell up.
Now, they are waiting for Cardiff Council to find them somewhere permanent to live.
Sarah and Marcel, 8, are jut one of many families who face spending Christmas in a hotel room
The council said it had a 'good supply' of temporary accommodation for 1,700 families.
But due to 'unprecedented demand' for accommodation, more than 200 have had to be housed in five hotels across the city.
Speaking to the BBC, Sarah said: 'No kid should ever say that, they shouldn't have to worry about Christmas and whether he's going to get presents or not.'
The video unveiled the hotel room where Sarah and Marcel are currently staying, showing a shared bed and belongings cluttering the shelves.
Marcel pictured inside the hotel room which he is sharing with his mother
The hotel room where Marcel and mother Sarah are staying
Marcel sat on the double bed of the hotel room which he is sharing with his mother
Sarah went on to say that Marcel has a global development delay and learning difficulties and without routine he 'goes haywire', with 'meltdown over meltdown'.
She told the BBC: 'He doesn't really sleep that much because he wakes up scared a lot in the night because of the banging and that, people moving around in a hotel'.