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Why is Xmas short for Christmas?

  1. LOT2DO profile image38
    LOT2DOposted 7 years ago

    Why is Xmas short for Christmas?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    From Wikipedia:

    "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. "

  3. shazwellyn profile image55
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    People might associate the X with the cross or crucifixion.

  4. maven101 profile image81
    maven101posted 7 years ago

    Space saving newspaper abbreviation started in the 1920's...