Will you be celebrating Christmas or Xmas?

Christmas is also referred to as Xmas, and unlike the former which contains the word ‘Christ’ in Christmas, Xmas does not contain the word Christ, or does it?

I did a quick search on Xmas through Wikipedia and I quote:

‘There is a common misconception that the word Xmas is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”. However, this is not the case as the X comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as “Christ”.

Well, well, well… so the use of the word Xmas was a little controversial at times.

Nevertheless, I personally prefer the use of the word Christmas, because to me, Xmas just diminishes the importance of the word ‘Christ’ in Christmas. Yeah, I know the X stands for Chi, the first letter of Christ, but I guess nobody really knows what the X stands for nowadays! Really, Christmas is all about the coming of Jesus Christ in the form of a human baby.
So the real question is not whether you’ll be celebrating Christmas or Xmas, but this:

Will you be celebrating Christmas, with or without Christ?

God bless you all, and I wish you a blessed Christmas 2011


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