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User avatar #24 - Lewx (12/08/2012) [-]
Why do some people call it Xmas?
User avatar #39 to #24 - drainbramage (12/08/2012) [-]
What habanaro said, but also laziness.
#28 to #24 - habanaro (12/08/2012) [-]
There are two different reasons:   
1) People are uncomfortable using the word 'Christ' since they are not religious so they view this as a form of political censorship   
2) The original Greek word for Christ starts with the letter Chi which looks like an X. This just became a way of shortening Christ's name and it became popular in the word Christmas.
There are two different reasons:
1) People are uncomfortable using the word 'Christ' since they are not religious so they view this as a form of political censorship
2) The original Greek word for Christ starts with the letter Chi which looks like an X. This just became a way of shortening Christ's name and it became popular in the word Christmas.
User avatar #108 to #28 - lordmoldywart (12/09/2012) [-]
1) Even though it is a religious holiday? Those people are retarded.
User avatar #120 to #108 - habanaro (12/09/2012) [-]
It doesn't have to be religious. I see no reason why non religious people can't take time to spend with their families and share presents. :)
User avatar #123 to #120 - lordmoldywart (12/09/2012) [-]
That wouldn't be Christmas then
User avatar #125 to #123 - habanaro (12/09/2012) [-]
If Christians can appropriate a pagan holiday for their own celebrations, why can't non Christians?
User avatar #133 to #125 - lordmoldywart (12/09/2012) [-]
Common misconception. Christmas isn't a Pagan holiday, you're thinking of Yule (the Pagan celebration of the winter solstice)

The two merged around 1020 AD but the word 'Christmas' itself is still Christian
User avatar #134 to #133 - habanaro (12/09/2012) [-]
I'm not saying Christmas is pagan, you missed my point. Constantine picked that date to make a holiday that followed the routine that had already been around, but celebrated something different. I'm saying that Non Christians celebrating Christmas aren't doing anything all that different.
User avatar #152 to #134 - lordmoldywart (12/09/2012) [-]
While I get what you're trying to say, Christmas itself is still a Christian holiday, different to that of Yule

Christmas is a religious holiday, non-religious people celebrating a religious holiday doesn't make sense. That is my point
User avatar #77 to #28 - pokemonstheshiz (12/09/2012) [-]
This is the Greek word for Christ: Χριστός
And initially the shortening was Χρmas, then people got even lazier/sometimes it was used as code in places where Christians were prosecuted and made it Xmas

Just adding validation to your statement

#31 to #28 - mctrollston (12/08/2012) [-]
I don't really care about your comment, but that gif...is ******* cool!
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