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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

X stands for Xmas.

Xmas really stands for Christmas, howeverA lot of dedicated Christians object to the  most celebrated occasion in the Christian  calendar being called Xmas, the time when the dear saviour, baby Jesus was born.


I am a Christian but don't object to the celebration being referred to as Xmas. Many non Christians celebrate the festival and as they don't recognise Jesus Christ as the son of God I think that's how the X crept into the wording of such a significant festival in the Christian calendar.

 

Yesterday I watched yet another film about Christmas called Scrooge  based on my favourite story written by Charles Dickens.

As I have already written about Dickens in a previous post I shall say no more other than, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without my favourite story.

Many cynics believe that the X substituted Christ in the word Christmas as a snub to Christians so they could still enjoy the festive season without recognising Christ.

 

I can remember going to church one Christmas with my brother Clive and the snow was falling heavily, we thought it was magical.

Our father was sent out to bring us home from church as about a foot of snow had fallen and it was still snowing  hard.

When we eventually got home to a very worried mother, we were greeted by a roaring fire and mugs of steaming hot chocolate.

It snowed relentlessly overnight, I believe we had  about three foot or more, to face the next day.


Out came the toboggan and off we went to the red hills to enjoy the XMAS wonderland!

Merry Xmas or

Merry Christmas 

and God Bless us one and all.

My thanks to the extraordinary Denise for devising ABCW and the axiomatic Roger for his diligence in administrating ABCW.  

13 comments:

  1. A heartfelt Merry Christmas to you and your family trubes....from us all here.

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  2. Merry Xmas to you and Chloe from Simi and me, Di! xx woofs!

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  3. This is a real Christmas post Di! Well this year there won't be a white X-mas. We have rain and I wait till it has a dry moment for I still have to do some shopping!
    I wish you the best Christmas ever and as Tiny Tim said:"God bless us everyone".
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  4. May your Xmas be filled with many new blessed memories.

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  5. They were having a heated discussion about xmas on the radio but the objections was that it was a combination of Greek and Latin From what I gleaned/remember it goes way back in time to the early days of Christianity, but don't quote me on that, LOL.
    Doesn't look as though it will snow this year at least we've got sunshine forecast briefly.
    Wishing you a happy xmas.

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  6. Thanks for that explanation.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Love

    Kevo !

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  7. Happy Christmas, Trubes and Family!

    Make sure it's a good'un eh?

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  8. I trust u have a good Christmas. Thanks for explaining Xmas.

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  9. Thank you one and all for your kind comments, most appreciated,
    Lack of time stops me from replying to you individually.
    Pleased to say we about four inches of snow yesterday, although it's thawed a little, still plenty about for the children to build snowmen!!

    Best wishes,
    Di xx

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  10. How wonderful to go to church at Christmas and come out to thick snow - and even better to go home to a roaring fire!

    I think x was used by early Christians to symbolise Christ but I still think Xmas is an ugly word!

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  11. Hi Liz,
    Clive and I were in the church choir so we had to attend all the Christmas services.
    The parents usually accompanied us to the Evensong service, mother was usually ensconced in the kitchen preparing the wonderful Sunday Roasts she was renown for!
    Aye...golden memories again !
    This is the wonderful thing about partaking in ABCW, it makes one think and write about anything you fancy for the selected letter,
    Why don't you join in ?
    love,
    Di xx

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I always try to reply to each comment on an individual basis so please pop back, when you have time, as there may be more to learn from either side, i.e. myself and commenter Thank you, Di x

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