Merry Christmas vs Merry Xmas

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Merry Christmas vs Merry Xmas

Pandahb Pandahb 12/16/2011

I grew up learning that saying xmas was very bad and you were taking the christ out of the important religious holiday. But how do you feel on this issue?

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Pandahb Pandahb
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T&A1987 T&A1987
in 1000 years it'll be x-mas.
12/17/2011
klyte klyte
It doesn't matter to me either way.
12/17/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by T&A1987
in 1000 years it'll be x-mas.
And Kwanza will still be relegated to the side-lines
12/17/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I say xmas most of the time, but I don't celebrate it.
12/17/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
It doesn't really matter. The X is an ancient abbreviation for Christ. Don't believe me? Look it up. link
12/17/2011
Gracie Gracie
I say "Christmas" but I frequently type or write "xmas." I was taught that this was an abreviation just like Mon. is an abreviation for Monday. I think it would be incorrect to make assumptions about people's beliefs based on the way people type or say xmas.
12/17/2011
Rossie Rossie
Christmas, I like to say or write it properly.
12/17/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
I say Happy Holidays to people because I don't assume everyone celebrates the majority's holiday, but refer to that particular holiday as x-mas. I find it amusing when people get bent out of shape about the abbreviation since christians started it. For me, it's all about saving space. Besides, x-mas was never a completely christian/religious holiday and has its roots in the winter holidays of several other cultures/religions.
12/18/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
The chance of me saying Xmas is directly related to how recently I've seen a futurama episode.
12/19/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
Christmas
12/19/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I say Christmas, mostly because 'Xmas' just sounds and looks really stupid to me
12/19/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I use the word Christmas because it's the essence of what the holiday means to me individually-the birth of Christ. I do not in any way imply disrespect to others' beliefs by saying Merry Christmas to them; if they choose to say something else because they are Jewish, atheist, or whatever, that is fine. But I feel like this is still a free country and I should be allowed to say what I like.
12/19/2011
GONE! GONE!
I use Xmas when typing because it's shorter and I'm lazy.
12/19/2011
js250 js250
I always use Christmas. It's personal.
12/19/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Pandahb
What is your view on the issue?
I say christmas more to an oy people who say xmas and happy holidays
12/19/2011
K101 K101
I choose to say Christmas because that is what it is to me, but lately, I've typed "X-mas" because it's shorter and easier. I know, lazy, but I rarely do it! Lol.
12/19/2011
Chirple Chirple
I learned a long time ago that "Xmas" is actually a very old way of writing it.

Wikipedia says pretty much what I learned : LINK.

It actually goes back quite a bit in history and doesn't have anything to do with removing Christ from Christmas (though I can see how one might come to that conclusion if they didn't know the history).
12/19/2011
slynch slynch
Eventually it will be Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah.

(Dec 25th is my birthday too!)
12/19/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
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Originally posted by Rossie
Christmas, I like to say or write it properly.
Same here! I'm pretty particular about it.
12/19/2011
Holly Hox Holly Hox
I say Christmas. But, I have written Xmas as short hand and don't have a problem with it. In the Biblical Greek X is the letter Chi and stands for Christ. So simply putting Xmas is not taking the "Christ" out of Christmas at all.
12/19/2011
Holly Hox Holly Hox
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
I use the word Christmas because it's the essence of what the holiday means to me individually-the birth of Christ. I do not in any way imply disrespect to others' beliefs by saying Merry Christmas to them; if they choose to say something ...
here, here!
12/19/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Xmas when texting, Christmas all other times.
12/19/2011
Allstars316 Allstars316
I say both!
12/19/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I say Christmas.
12/22/2011
zwee75 zwee75
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Originally posted by AndroAngel
It doesn't really matter. The X is an ancient abbreviation for Christ. Don't believe me? Look it up. link
^ words out of my mouth

On the same token, one of our clients wished their fans a "merry xmas" on Facebook and I had to tell them to remove it. Some people get offended, though they obviously shouldn't. But of course, they don't do their research.
12/22/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
It's the same freakin' holiday. X is an abbreviation of Christ, so there's absolutely no difference.
12/22/2011
voenne voenne
Quote:
Originally posted by AndroAngel
It doesn't really matter. The X is an ancient abbreviation for Christ. Don't believe me? Look it up. link
That's what I thought!
12/22/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
"Merry X-mas" is not less Christian than "Merry Christmas" because "X" is an abbreviation for Christ.
12/22/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I don't like the look of Xmas. It's not balanced.
12/22/2011
ddd masturbator(bye all!) ddd masturbator(bye all!)
Quote:
Originally posted by AndroAngel
It doesn't really matter. The X is an ancient abbreviation for Christ. Don't believe me? Look it up. link
Yep!! People who say X is taking Christ out are very wrong hehehe
01/18/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
When needed, I type Xmas and say Christmas, but usually I just say happy holidays.
01/18/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
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Originally posted by Greenleaf
When needed, I type Xmas and say Christmas, but usually I just say happy holidays.
me too
01/18/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
It doesn't matter to me.
04/20/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
dont care at all soometimes it christmas or xmas when im tired
04/21/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Pandahb
What is your view on the issue?
It doesn't matter. I use both depending on texting or card writing or whatever.
04/21/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I prefer Christmas
07/10/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
It doesn't really matter to me.
07/10/2012
Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
I watched a youtube video and that guy was talking about x-mas being an x-men Christmas lol :p
07/10/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Pandahb
What is your view on the issue?
We don't celebrate Christmas.
07/10/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Anybody ever actually "hear" what the word xmas sounds like? It sounds like a skin condition ... "Merry ecsmas! Have a great skin condition!"

Now you'll never unsee that.

(I write out "Christmas" because I'm proper that way - I agree with Adriana that it looks unbalanced when shortened.)
07/10/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Pandahb
What is your view on the issue?
I don't celebrate Christmas, but I normally type Christmas when it comes to the holiday.
07/10/2012
freud13 freud13
I usually say Christmas but I don't care either way.
07/10/2012
guard083 guard083
I always say Merry Christmas
07/11/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
merry xmass
07/11/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I'm atheist but I still say christmas. Force of habit, I guess
08/26/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I say both...if I'm texting I shorten it to Xmas.....during conversation it's Christmas.
08/27/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I say Christmas. Not because i'm super religious or anything. I'm just a grammar Nazi....Haha.
08/27/2012
amazon amazon
X-mas has a religious/grammatical origin, so I think all the people who get pissed about it for "moral" reasons can piss off!
09/19/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I ALWAYS say "Merry Christmas" because that's what I grew up with... Xmas looks like chatspeak to me. :|
09/21/2012
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Unique posters: 49