Let's keep the ball rolling and let those who wish to take Christ out of Christmas know where they stand!
Maybe the people who have such a hatred of Christmas should work on December 25th!
Actually, it is:
|The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.|
|ETYMOLOGY:||From X, the Greek letter chi, first letter of Greek Khrstos, Christ. See Christ.|
|USAGE NOTE:||Xmas has been used for hundreds of years in religious writing, where the X represents a Greek chi, the first letter of , Christ. In this use it is parallel to other forms like Xtian, Christian. But people unaware of the Greek origin of this X often mistakenly interpret Xmas as an informal shortening pronounced (ksms). Many therefore frown upon the term Xmas because it seems to them a commercial convenience that omits Christ from Christmas.|