Does it bother you when people write ‘Xmas’ instead of ‘Christmas’?
Does it offend you?
It is a common misconception among people who say that using the ‘X’ in place of the word ‘Christ’ is an attempt to secularize what is generally perceived as a Christian holiday.
The fact, however, is that using the letter ‘X’ is dated back to the 16th century by the Roman Catholic Church itself and that its use is essentially 2 abbreviations.
The word ‘mas’ is a Latin abbreviation of the word “Mass” which is basically translated as ‘celebration.’
‘X’ is the abbreviation of the Greek word ‘Chi’ which is first letter of a Greek word meaning ‘Christ.’
So the idea that using the letter ‘X’ instead of ‘Christ’ is taking ‘Christ’ out of ‘Christmas’ is a completely flawed argument and the people who get their panties in a bunch when they see the word ‘Xmas’ need to get over themselves and learn about their own history.