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Christmas or Xmas

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by irishsnow, Oct 10, 2015.



  1. irishsnow

    irishsnow Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer

    Which do you use??

    Personally I hate using the word Xmas!!
     
  2. xmastidings

    xmastidings Santa's Mentor MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Christmas or Xmas....I Love to use Christmas! Sounds lovely, and brings peace and joy to my heart and soul....I have nothing really against the use of Xmas, I think it's more or less a short-cut in saying Christmas.... Now-a-days, if I hear the word Xmas.....I immediately of our buddy Xmas here....
     
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  3. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chief Santa Tracker MMC Founder Santa's Elf Kringle Radio DJ

    They are the same word, pronounced exactly the same.
     
  4. HollyJolly

    HollyJolly Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Same to me. To abbreviate I use XMAS but usually Christmas.
     
  5. MarthaK

    MarthaK Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    Channelling my college Bible classes, I would like to add that the X in Xmas is actually the Greek abbreviation for Christ. So originally Xmas and Christmas were the same. However, that doesn't mean that is the intent of modern useage of Xmas.

    Either way, I prefer Christmas but I'm not put off by the use of Xmas unless it's in the context that makes it clear that the user is intent on stripping any mention of Christ from the holiday.
     
  6. prancer

    prancer Rudolph's Groomer MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I like both its all the same to me:D
     
  7. mommytotwo

    mommytotwo Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer

    Same as prancer.
     
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  8. FrostyKnowsBest

    FrostyKnowsBest Reindeer Rocketeer MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    I'm good with either, I've noticed as far as my Christmas record collection goes, a lot of the edgier compilations tend to steer towards xmas for some reason.
     
  9. joyful

    joyful MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    Because of my Christian walk I can only write Christmas. I will not use the other.
     
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  10. MsRose

    MsRose Christmas Card Fanatic MMC Donor Merry Forums Member

    I like both,if I am writing something formal i use Christmas,if I am:) texting /email i say Xmas.
     
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  11. Contented

    Contented Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I always say Christmas.Because I am exercising my freedom and right to do so_Others can say what they want and it doesn't bother me.
     
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  12. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    "Xmas" comes in handy for all the MMC alphabet-themed games!
     
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  13. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum

    That is what I was going to say when I saw this - I use to not like to use Xmas until I learned that X=Christ & now it seems ok! I usually do type out Christmas....but once in awhile, Xmas it is! (always a capital X) ;)
     
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  14. e_xander

    e_xander Executive Producer, Tracking Santa MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Same with me, Holiday. I've learned a lot from the forums and My Merry Christmas sites that have altered my thoughts about Christmas which I feel is all for the better. I'm still learning things and I love it.
     
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  15. ChristmasFanatic2

    ChristmasFanatic2 MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member Christmas Talk Alum

    I usually use, Christmas, but knowing that Xmas isn't a slight, I can use either.
     
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  16. HollyKing

    HollyKing Merry Monarch of Yuletide MMC Premiere Member

    Christmas, unless I'm in an all-fired hurry.
     
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  17. ChetLacusky

    ChetLacusky Merry Forums Newbie Merry Forums Member

    In general, i will use the Christmas.
     
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  18. Edge612

    Edge612 Christmas Royalty MMC Premiere Member

    I just can't wait till people are saying Merry Christmas and Xmas cause it'll be the holiday season!
     
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  19. Petronius

    Petronius Ornament Craftsman Merry Forums Member

    I use Christmas.
     
  20. Christmas Tinsel

    Christmas Tinsel Chestnut Roaster Merry Forums Member

    I use Christmas, I've never used Xmas
     

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