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to hate it when people write "Xmas"?

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LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Mon 02-Nov-15 17:49:36

It is, after all, a festival about Christ.
Putting an "x" instead of His name is lazy and disrespectful.
If you don't want a Christian Christmas, refer to the "holidays" instead.

SewingAndCakes Mon 02-Nov-15 17:51:10


goodnightdarthvader1 Mon 02-Nov-15 17:51:51

Pfft. It's NOT a festival about Christ anymore, though, is it? It's about how much stuff you can get your parents to give you through the facade of a fat man dressed in red.

I write Xmas specifically for that reason. It's not about Christ any more. Plus I'm not religious.

usual Mon 02-Nov-15 17:52:58

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MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 02-Nov-15 17:53:44

Happy xmas to you to

AloraRyger Mon 02-Nov-15 17:53:49

What about Chrimbo? santa

feckityfeck Mon 02-Nov-15 17:53:55

Isn't X a recognised symbol for Christ? All medieval or something.

Also, what other posters said about it not being about christ. It's about food.

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 02-Nov-15 17:53:56

Meh, it's shorter...

trixymalixy Mon 02-Nov-15 17:54:12

Deja vu on this one.


Wirralmumof2 Mon 02-Nov-15 17:55:14

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BrandNewAndImproved Mon 02-Nov-15 17:55:25

This thread happens every year many times. X means christ.

usual Mon 02-Nov-15 17:56:25

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IKnowIAmButWhatAreYou Mon 02-Nov-15 17:56:38


F* You and a Happy New Year..... grin

MollyCarpenter Mon 02-Nov-15 17:56:51

Isn't it greek, chi or something and therefore an acceptable abreviation since forever?
I vaguely remember learning something about it at school.

Wirralmumof2 Mon 02-Nov-15 17:57:29

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Alexjoy Mon 02-Nov-15 17:58:32


MamaLazarou Mon 02-Nov-15 17:58:59

YABU. Choose not to be offended by it, life will be easier.

PotteringAlong Mon 02-Nov-15 17:59:03

But Xian is a valid shortening of Christianity. I used to use it all the time in theology lectures and still use it now (RE teacher) in a level lessons

FartemisOwl Mon 02-Nov-15 17:59:14

I'm a pagan, so to me it's Winter Solstice anyway. But if I have to send out cards and crap, I'll write Xmas if I want to. If such a stupid thing offends anyone, I'm happy for them to let me know and I won't waste my time or money in future. Win-win!

VikingVolva Mon 02-Nov-15 17:59:29

X has been a code used by Christians for centuries, especially during times of persecution.

I don't think you'll get very far in persuading most denominations to abandon it.

(and YABU for starting an Xmas thread in the main boards this early on).

IoraRua Mon 02-Nov-15 17:59:52

It's based on a pagan festival, not originally Christian.
Happy Xmas smile

CocktailQueen Mon 02-Nov-15 17:59:55

As others have said, X is a recognised symbol for Christ. And we've had this thread before!

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Mon 02-Nov-15 18:00:02

Xmas Xmas Xmas <legs it>

Fluffyears Mon 02-Nov-15 18:00:22

I don't like the way it looks. X is a standard symbol for Christ but I think it looks awful, then again each to there own and all that.

MaidOfStars Mon 02-Nov-15 18:00:30

If you don't want a Christian Christmas, refer to the "holidays" instead


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