Christmas or Xmas?

xmas - smas
August 31, 2010 4:13am CST
Do you think we keep to the true meaning of the holiday if we use xmas? Does it take the christ out of the christmas? Why is this important? Does the bible tell us to celebrate christ's birthday or is it all commercial? If it is all commercial has it always been this way? If not when did it change?
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@paula27661 (15811)
• Australia
1 Sep 10
I have always used either word, Christmas and Xmas although my husband doesn’t like Xmas because he thinks that it takes the Christ out of Christmas. We are teaching our young daughter that Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus etc. and she is very much aware of this but, being a child she relishes the presents and Father Christmas too! It is a religious celebration and it is over commercialised as well which is a shame and isn’t it easy to get caught up in present buying at this time of year!
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
i do not use xmas word, we all know that the real spelling is christmas so why would we change it? it is a birth of Jesus Christ so i think we should respect it, a few efforts on writing the five more letters is not a big effort on our part so we should all be using "Christmas"
@stanley777 (9402)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
Well, I know that X means Christ-- so Xmas and Christmas is pretty much the same. But I don't think majority of the people who celebrate Christmas think of it as Jesus' birth anymore..even other religions celebrate it. When you say Xmas, the first thing that pops into a child's head: presents and santa and reindeer... which isn't really wrong, but I think we should never forget that the main reason we have this feast is to celebrate Jesus' coming and not because we receive presents that we are always looking forward for this season.