This is a little pet peeve of mine. Xmas is simply an abbreviation for Christmas. It’s not an attempt by secular progressives to remove Christ from the holiday. It’s not part of the war on Christmas. And it’s not some evil invention of the atheists. Actually, it’s the exact opposite.
X stands for Christ. It was the symbol used by the ancient Greeks for the letter Chi. Thus, it was first letter in the Greek spelling of Christ’s name…Χριστος. So you see, Christ is indeed spelled with an X. It’s the ancient symbol of the Savior!
Furthermore, according to Dictionary.com, use of the word Xmas can be traced back as far as the 1500s. Long before department stores began using the abbreviation or politicians began lobbying for more generic expressions of the holiday. People used it when conciseness was needed knowing that others would easily understand it to mean Christmas, or more precisely “Christ’s mass.”
So relax. The next time you see an advertisement wishing you a “Merry Xmas” know that the marketers just unwittingly wished you a “Merry CHRISTmas.” And the next time a fellow Xian laments the use of X, give them a little lesson in Xian history and wish them a very merry Xmas.