XMas ... Why do you use X?

@kokopelli (4842)
United States
November 11, 2006 6:48pm CST
I didn't pay attention to this until our religion teacher back in High School prohibited us to use X in "Christmas". She said, it's replacing "Christ" with an "X" which is true. I wonder where this X started, and if people use Xmas for this or any other reason.
7 responses
• Singapore
20 Nov 06
Thanks for starting this discussion..you got a great point there and i can say that it affected me a lot. whenever i wanted to wish someone merry xmas...i will stop and retyped it to Merry Christmas! Thanks! :0)
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
20 Nov 06
excellent! :)
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
17 Nov 06
Laziness or a lack of respect for God
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
17 Nov 06
some just don't pay attention on it's meaning.
@candaceb87 (1362)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
i don't know why that was started i used to write it like that when i was a kid but that was because i did not know how to spell it!
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
14 Nov 06
now it would be easy, just think 'christ' then add 'mas'. that's where the word christmas originated anyway :)
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
13 Nov 06
Oh, I have a habit of doing that. hmmm..maybe I should start writing Christ instead from now on:) thanks:)
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
13 Nov 06
good :)
• United States
12 Nov 06
My mom says the same thing. She hates when people say XMAS. I never use X instead of Christ. After all, he is the reason for the season.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
12 Nov 06
absolutely right! :)
• Philippines
12 Nov 06
Because they are just too lazy to write or type the whole word. Maybe they dont know the spelling of the word as well.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
12 Nov 06
urgh!
• United States
12 Nov 06
I try not to do that just because I don't like to. I think it commercializes Christmas even more than it already is. I also think that a lot of people use the "X" out of laziness.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
12 Nov 06
i'd like to think laziness than them replacing christ :)