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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas

Xmas (also X-mas) is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas.It is sometimes pronounced / ˈ ɛ k s m ə s /, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation / ˈ k r ɪ s m ə s /.The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Christós (Χριστός), which became Christ in English.

www.ligonier.org/blog/why-is-x-used-when-it-replaces...

The X in Christmas is used like the R in R.C. My given name at birth was Robert Charles, although before I was even taken home from the hospital my parents called me by my initials, R.C., and nobody seems to be too scandalized by that. X can mean so many things. For example, when we want to denote ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

"Christmas" is a shortened form of "Christ's mass". The word is recorded as Crīstesmæsse in 1038 and Cristes-messe in 1131. Crīst (genitive Crīstes) is from Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ (מָשִׁיחַ), "Messiah", meaning "anointed"; and mæsse is from Latin missa, the celebration of the Eucharist.

www.gotquestions.org/Christmas-true-meaning.html

The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love. The real Christmas story is the story of God's becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much?

www.dictionary.com/e/xmas-christogram

Here’s a holiday surprise that only the dictionary can provide. Do you find the word Xmas, as an abbreviation for Christmas, offensive? Many people do, but the origin of this controversial term might change your mind! You won’t find Xmas in church songbooks or even on many greeting cards. Xmas is popularly associated with a trend toward materialism and is, sometimes, the target of people ...

www.whychristmas.com/customs/christmas_or_xmas.shtml

Christmas or Xmas? Christmas is also sometimes known as Xmas. Some people don't think it's correct to call Christmas 'Xmas' as that takes the 'Christ' (Jesus) out of Christmas. (As Christmas comes from Christ-Mass, the Church service that celebrated the birth of Jesus.) But that is not quite right!

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/12/the-x-in-xmas-doesnt-take...

Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name / spelling for “Christmas”. It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek, meaning “Christ”. So “Xmas” and “Christmas” are equivalent in every way except their lettering.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xmas

: christmas I don't expect to get away for Xmas. — Alexander Woollcott Lester was carrying boxes marked Xmas from the corner of the garage to the truck. — Gloria Naylor — now used chiefly for brevity in advertisements, headlines, etc.

www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/...

Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on December 25. Learn all about the history and meaning of Christmas, it's origins both Christian and Pagan celebrations ...

www.gty.org/.../QA70/What-is-the-real-meaning-of-Christmas

The answer may just surprise you. For many, Christmas is the time to think of Jesus Christ as a baby in a manger. While the birth of Christ is a special and miraculous event, it isn't the primary ...