Xmas has been used for hundreds of years in religious writing, where the X represents a Greek chi, the first letter of Χριστος, “Christ.” In this use it is parallel to other forms like Xtian, “Christian.” But people unaware of the Greek origin of this X often mistakenly interpret Xmas as an informal shortening pronounced (ĕks’məs). Many therefore frown upon the term Xmas because it seems to them a commercial convenience that omits Christ from Christmas.
Straight from answers.com
Posted on December 1, 2012, in Daily Word and tagged Christian, political correctness, taking christ out, xian, xmas. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I have done & thought just that. Thanks for enlightening