Why do they call Christmas.. X mas? What does the X has to do with christmas??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Actually, the X is short for CHRIST, not chriss. It was an early marking used among Christians. A lot of folks say not to use XMAS because you leave Christ out fo Christmas, but in actuality, x=Christ. Merry XMAS!!

  • 1 decade ago

    According to Wikipedia (and other sources I've heard through the years, but couldn't tell you what they were), Xmas as an abbreviation still means CHRIST - mas. In the early greek New Testament, the letter X was the first letter of Christ. Also, the Roman letter X has been used as an abbreviation for Christ. So, Xmas means the same, just a shorter version.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, Christ was crucified, and the romans used to make crosses for crucifiction in an X shape as well as the traditionally depicted upright cross.

    Some people say Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ.

    Although a lot of people think of a jolly holioday with Santa, Rudolph, Frosty- you know a winter solstice holiday.

  • 1 decade ago

    it has been known that people should not write that because a long time ago it was used by devil worshipers who did not believe in christmas and so they used the x to delete out christ and use x-mas in a bad way so you should never use that

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  • 1 decade ago

    Like everything else in our culture, people are looking for "short-cuts" ... and I honestly do not know why the "X", but I'll stayed tuned here to find out. Merry CHRISTMAS" ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    Chi is written as X in Greek . It is the first letter in Christ and is commonly used as a sign for Christ . There id no offense intended or implied.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's the way that those who don't believe in Jesus still celebrate Christmas without putting His wonderful name in it. They x him out. Sooooooo sad :(

  • 1 decade ago

    It's just a short way to say it. I think it's kinda dumb. But it helps if you HAVE to squeeze it in on a piece a paper.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's the lazy person's way of spelling it...

  • 1 decade ago

    It should be called $-mas!!!!!!!

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