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Old 12-24-2010, 07:19 AM
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Thought I would jump in with this. At one time I thought >>> Xmas <<< in place of Christmas was wrong!!! When I learned about "X" I changed my mind, BUT I still perfer CHRISTmas. :-)

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"Xmas" is a common abbreviation of the word "Christmas". It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation, /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "mass", while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ".
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