To Ask You NOT To Say/Write/Text Xmas?

(58 Posts)
ThePoppyAndTheIvy Tue 20-Nov-12 23:58:48

Just that really. What the hell is Xmas anyway? Whether we believe in god or not, we can all understand that Christmas is so called because it supposedly celebrates the birth of Christ.

So, what do we celebrate at Xmas - the birth of X?

Hate it I do, hate it. And I admit to thinking a little less of anyone who uses it.

And I'm not even religious!

SoleSource Wed 21-Nov-12 00:01:17

Happy Xmas

dickiedavisthunderthighs Wed 21-Nov-12 00:02:08

YABU. X is shorthand for Christ, originates from a Greek abbreviation.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:02:17

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ThePoppyAndTheIvy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:02:23

Um, I suppose I asked for that didn't I? grin

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:03:05

Oh and christmas is the name chistians gave our pagan midwinter feast, you didn't invent it.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:03:34

^^ that sounded more rude then intended

Luckyluckyme Wed 21-Nov-12 00:03:35

YANBU.

I hate it too. I was going to start a thread on it the other day but got distracted.

How hard is it to put in the other 5 letters?

Pandemoniaa Wed 21-Nov-12 00:03:40

Would you prefer "Chrimbo"?
wink

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:03:46

And how is X short for Christ?

SoleSource Wed 21-Nov-12 00:04:50

Happy Chrimboxmas

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:05:33

Chrimboxmas aww I like that new word. I love the English language it's always evolving grin

Pandemoniaa Wed 21-Nov-12 00:05:34

Or, as they say across the Atlantic "Happy Hollibobs"

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:05:49

InNeedOfBrandy - no, I didn't. I wouldn't count myself as a christian - or anything else for that matter.

Pandemoniaa - as shite as the word Chrimbo is, I prefer it to Xmas yes!

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:06:40

Chrimboxmas I could live with grin.

Just not bloody Xmas!

Pandemoniaa Wed 21-Nov-12 00:07:16

Then I fear, ThePoppy that you are being the soul of unreasonability!

SoleSource Wed 21-Nov-12 00:07:23

Lots of brandy for you at Christinselxmas?

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:08:10

OP you are missing the point of xmas it's a midwinter feast and not everyone celebrates it as the birth of christ (if they even was one on this date) it can be called whatever anyone wants to call it and was around before the so called birth of christ.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Wed 21-Nov-12 00:08:37

I know you don't I.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:08:40

Yes have lots and lots of brandy <passes bottles out>

BlissfullyIgnorant Wed 21-Nov-12 00:08:49

The X is something to do with orthodox Christianity where X represents the name of Christ, it being the initial of the name Christos in Greek.
It isn't an atheists get-out...Christmas took the place of Yuletide and absorbed many of the Yuletide traditions.
So, YABU. Sorry!

hb84 Wed 21-Nov-12 00:08:57

I hate it too. Not for religious reasons but just because any abbreviations or textspeak are annoying.

charlmarascoxo Wed 21-Nov-12 00:10:15

Its just like Christina Aguilera refers to herself as 'Xtina".

I attach no great sentimentality to the Christ part of Christmas, so have no problem using the short version of Xmas.

<shrugs>

I only actually care about Yule anyway, unfortunately my whole family celebrate Xmas instead.

ThePoppyAndTheIvy Wed 21-Nov-12 00:11:46

Brandy maybe, sherry definitely.

I even put a roll of otherwise perfectly naice wrapping paper back today as I noticed it said "Merry Xmas" on it in small letters. I wanted to scream, in the middle of Morrisons, "it isn't bloody well spelt Xmas!". I kept calm & retreated to the safety of the bread aisle instead.

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