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WaulML6

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Christmas not Xmas
« on: November 18, 2012, 05:42:50 am »
Christmas is the time to celebrate Christ's birthday.  Please don't take the Christ out of Christmas.  It is a time to show love in our giving.  If you agree with me, please write Christmas.  Thank you all.  Christmas

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 06:07:09 am »
People have their own beliefs about this. I agree with you and write out the word Christmas. How long until Falcon9 tells us we are irrational?

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 07:04:56 am »
I write Xmas because it's faster and I don't feel like writing out the whole word.  There is nothing wrong with spelling it Xmas.  It is not demeaning against Christ or Christianity.  If you don't already know X is a Greek word for Christ.  Therefore I will continue to write Xmas and no one should be upset at the abbreviation.

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The word "Christ" and its compounds, including "Christmas", have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern "Xmas" was commonly used. "Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as AD 1021. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ"),[2] and are still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. The labarum, an amalgamation of the two Greek letters rendered as ☧, is a symbol often used to represent Christ in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Churches.[18]

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 07:19:30 am »
I agree say Christmas and say Merry Christmas not happy holidays. 

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 07:41:59 am »
I toatally agree where did Xmas come from anyway. Christmas is really about the birth of Jesus Christ. If you are against, don't believe or just have any problem with that stop celebrating the holiday. Although I enjoy the commerical part of the holiday season I know and celebrate the religious part of it also. It is about the birth of our savior not all about santa.

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 08:01:05 am »
It doesn't bother me either way, but I do enjoy when people in the forum provide educational information to back up what they are saying in their posts.  Not only does it help prove the point they are making, but some times I learn some new facts I wasn't aware of previously.

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 08:08:20 am »
I hate when people say Xmas. Is it really that much harder to type Christmas?

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 08:36:52 am »
thank you all.  My original posts said if you agree with me, type out the word Christmas. I didn't ask anyone who doesn't agree to respond at all.  Just wanted to see how many people still like Christmas.  :)

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 11:29:09 am »
X is the Greek symbol for Christ, so it's perfectly acceptable to write "Xmas", however most people wouldn't know that.

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 03:22:14 pm »
Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and not for gifts. Just the joyous feeling of our Christ born.

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 03:22:44 pm »
I certainly agree that Christmas is just that Christmas, it representives the Savior's birth, Jesus Christ!!! :icon_rr:

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 04:21:38 pm »
I love Christmas it is a time to rejoice and have fun

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 04:29:33 pm »
  :heart:    Christmas    :heart:

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 04:31:02 pm »
Christmas

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Re: Christmas not Xmas
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2012, 05:53:44 pm »
I have no problem with using Xmas for Christmas.  It just takes less time and means the same thing but having said that I do usually write it out as Christmas.

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