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The Word Christmas

Updated on August 22, 2016

The whole entire story behind this informative hub is meant to bring some special attention and awareness to a problem that comes around just about every year at Christmas time. It is very important that everybody writes out the whole "ENTIRE" word Christmas each and every time that they put it on paper or even type it onto a computer screen. For that matter even if they are texting it over their phone, they need to write this word out in it's entirety. A lot of people have been falsely lead to believe over the course of time that it's okay to abbreviate the word Christmas to save a little bit of time. However nothing could be further from the truth, and there isn't and will never be an abbreviation for the word Christmas. The term Xmas which you will not see ever again in this hub, has a very dark beginning. Sometime back in the 1950s a group of atheist banned together, and secretly made an attempt to X out the word Christ from Christmas. They cleverly disguised it as an abbreviation for people to save time when writing during the holidays. Over the many years some people have mistakenly adopted this type of writing technique, blind to the real fact that atheist are trying take the word Christ out of Christmas. This is something that we need to never let happen. Now a days most people are innocently making this mistake in life at no fault of their own other then they just didn't know. It's important to write out the entire word, and avoid making this big mistake in life during this special time of the year. I realize that it may take an extra second or so, but writing out the word Christmas in it's entirety is a very important thing to do in life with a very big reward in the end. The whole point of this hub was to simply warn those out there that weren't aware of this little known fact, with my best intentions. Right around the corner Christmas will be here once again, and I would like to wish everyone who reads this special hub a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      EXCELLENT! Thank you for the valuable information. I never have liked Christmas 'x'd out and I always write it out. I have heard other arguments about Christmas and the 'x' theory, but no matter what others' say, I will keep Christ in the word. Blessings, Sparklea :)


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      TheHoleStory 5 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      johndnathan, You have an interesting point, however the meaning of words change over the course of time. Especially over the course of 200 and some years. Gay use to refer to being happy, and a faggot was a bundle of sticks. Today by simply not taking an extra second or so, and writing the word Christmas out in it's entirety you are falling right into the atheist's trap. And that is the whole story!

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      John D Nathan 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas. USA

      You may want to go back over you research again. The first published record of referring to Christmas as 'Xmas' was in 1755 in Bernard Ward's "History of St. Edmund's college". There were earlier versions of this that went back all the way to the 12th Century. This keeps the "Christ" in Christmas intact, since they had been using "X" to represent Christ for a long time.

      The use of "X" in reference to Christ has roots going back at least 1000 years. Christ was often abbreviated at XP or Xt, which can be seen in many old Catholic church decorations.

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      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Hey, I'll take lucky 1013! LOL ~ again, congratulations, my friend. I strive to get where you are!

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      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      As far as I'm concerned, "X" deletes "Christ", the whole purpose! GREAT, GREAT, GREAT hub! Thanks for writing it!

      BTW...Congratulations on your 1000th follower! I do believe I may be the 1001st!

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Yes - people do forget the real reason we celebrate Christmas - or is it Xmas!! Thanks for the reminder. Lovely Hub - voted up. Voted in your poll too.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Your heart is truly right in reminding us that Christmas is spelled out entirely in honor of our faith. I remember when it was a fad to use the X for Christ and it was something my parents gently reminded us was too informal. Although, the Greek letter X does symbolize Chirst in their writings, it is not a tradition that holds here in the US. Thank you for the reminder!

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      Sparklea 5 years ago

      THANK YOU for this insightful and informative hub. I could not live one day without Christ in each moment. Christmas is a wonderful celebration of His birth and all He did for us. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Flickr 5 years ago

      very interesting read, not a Christmas believer but respect it non the least.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Very interesting hub!

      Years ago in my church, someone brought up the fact that writing "you know what?" is an attempt by the devil to try to deny the Christ in Christmas, and I stopped doing it. Except that I find myself slipping once in a while.

      Thanks for mentioning the source of these lies. Didn't know it before, and I'm glad I now do. No sources needed here. It just makes good sense.

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      JerryJupiter 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Would like to see some sources on this.

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks for writing this hub to remind everyone to keep Christ in Christmas, because without Christ there would be no Christmas .

      Vote awesome !!!

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Good hub, Little two two, just to be fair, you should celebrate that solstice with the same right that everyone else has to celebrate the way they choose to without being chastised. You have the right to your opinion but not the right to dictate what others do. Peace!! Tom

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      lyjo 6 years ago

      Amen, someone with a mind and heart...well said...and it is a big thing...not a little is a link to something I wrote last year...the only thing to change is the 2011...

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      THS, The things that you learn when you test drive the hub! Nice to see that you are writing again. Happy "Christmas" to you Cred2

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      Dreamer at heart 6 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for the truth which I did not know. I have used the shortened version too many times.

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      Sarah Johnson 6 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      Thanks for the reminder not to abbreviate the name of Christ in Christmas. It is sad that our society has commercialized the Christmas season, but the fact is that Christians do celebrate December 25th as the birthday of their Savior. No one would abbreviate Mawlid al-Nabi, which is the Islamic holiday for their prophet's birthday. It would be disrespectful.

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      LyttleTwoTwo 6 years ago from Canada

      "Christmas" is for the religious or Christians, to anyone else its just a long weekend, a time to buy buy buy, its commercialism at its finest. Have you ever tried to do a Christmas with no store bought presents? H-E double hockey sticks aint happening happily.

      To be really frank, Christmas was 'stolen' from the pagans and incorporated into their 'new or right' religion in an effort to exterminate an entire faith (paganism). Yes I said exterminate. I try to respect all peoples religion and faiths, but no one religion is better than another.

      Out of respect for the fact that you are clearly very religious .... I won't X Christ ... but I still think him and Christianity are one of the biggest scams of mankind.

      Maybe to be really fair to all involved, Christmas, should be winter solstice once again so ALL can enjoy without the religion and hopefully a little less commercialism.