Why "X-mas"?

The abbreviation "X-mas" has been around for a long time, and contrary to popular myth it is not an attempt to "take the Christ out of Christmas."

The "X" in X-mas come from the earliest versions of the Greek New Testament, in which X was the first letter in Christ (Χριστός, meaning "anointed one"). Later, the Roman letter X came to represent Christ; hence the abbreviation.

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