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If you write xmas instead of Christmas, why?

Have you ever thought about why you might xmas instead of Christmas?

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Asked by Bryn1020 at 1:31 PM on Dec. 20, 2008 in Holidays

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  • I don't. I didn't think X and Christ had and correlation, personally.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I meant any not and

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Laziness. lmao. I think it's just easier, especially when typing.

    Answer by micrespo at 1:33 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I think for most people it is laziness but for some it might be because they dont believe in Christ. I make a conscious effort to write Christmas. Dont want to forget the reason for the season.

    Answer by gemgem at 1:34 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Quicker

    Answer by Imogine at 1:37 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Haha jk. I don't even write x-mas it's stupid. I always thought it was dumb to leave out the very thing that makes merchants rich. So hypocritical!

    Answer by Imogine at 1:39 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Laziness, and its not derogatory because of the historical connotations that it has. If it weren't acceptable for X to mean "Christo' then I wouldn't be doing it.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:40 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I write xmas when typing in groups, etc because it is quicker. BTW....X is representative of Christ, so for all the holy rollers out there, its not derogatory in any way.

    Answer by MommaLucy at 1:56 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • MommaLucy: I didn't know X is representative of Christ. Please explain.

    Answer by Bryn1020 at 1:59 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • “Xmas” is not originally an attempt to exclude Christ from Christmas, but uses an abbreviation of the Greek spelling of the word “Christ” with the “X” representing the Greek letter chi. However, so few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation in religious contexts.

    Answer by at 2:12 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

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