Christmas v. Xmas


As a student at a Christian school, I was taught that people used the term “xmas” because they were trying to take Christ out of Christmas.  It was years later that I learned that the Greek letter chi (X) was used as an abbreviation for Christ, as the word Christ begins with X.  Hence, the term “Xmas”. (As an aside, as I teach my kids at home, I often lament my own narrow educational experience.)

If you care about “keeping Christ in Christmas”, when you see Xmas, don’t get all up-in-arms and grouchy with people.  First of all, getting that way is just plain wrong anyway.  Secondly, you show your ignorance of Christian history.

So anyway, that’s my rant for the day.


2 Responses to “Christmas v. Xmas”

  1. 1 angela
    December 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I love your rants! They are very informational and funny.

  2. December 15, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Can I get all up in arms when they take the Christmas out of Christmas? ::grin::

    Yes, I heard that several years ago. I had to set some relatives straight, too, who thought they were just crossing out Christ!

    Hope you are all having a happy CHRISTMAS season. My DH saw your DH and they were talking about getting together again. My biggest problem is that I need to birth this baby first! We would love to see you all again.

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