Originally Posted by Avistew
I'm curious how the abbreviation into "Xmas" came about, now.
It's the work of those secular blasphemers!
With Christmas being such a popular holiday, the secular world wanted to fully enjoy it as a holiday - without Christ, mind you. Santa, snow, lights, presents, cookies, etc., however, are retained.
Pun intended: Xmas is Christmas without Christ.
Nah, that's too simple and convenient an explanation. X has been used instead of Christ throughout history. The secular world, including me, has adapted the word "Xmas" for their very own "Christ"mas though. I choose to ignore the Christian origin of the X