Thursday, November 22, 2007

To "X" out "CHRIST" from "Christ-Mas"

Ten years ago, when I was in charge of publishing our BEC (neighbourhood Catholic community) newsletter, we had an article contribution from a youth. It was an article about "Taking the "CHRIST" out of Christmas - literally to cross out Christ. The article was an eye opener. Until today, I cringe whenever I read or hear wishes of Merry X'mas!

A quick reference to Wikipedia provided this information: Some believe that the term is part of an effort to "take Christ out of Christmas" or to literally "cross out Christ";[2] it is also seen as evidence of the secularization of Christmas, as a symptom of the commercialization of the holiday (as the abbreviation has long been used by retailers).

(Sorry, still busy. Just managed to do a quick post.)


Nightwing said...

Thanks for the tip. I never thought it was 'cross' our Chirst..always thought it was short form of Merry Christmas.

Now i know liaw....thanks...will stop using short form.

JO-N said...

It actually makes sense. Still busy?

U.Lee said...

Hi, just visiting. To me, whatever it is, its a holiday, got home cooking, my wife's! Ha ha. And parties too.
You have a nice day, UL.

InspiredMumof2 said...

Thanks for dropping by :-) Hope to read more of your posts soon.

JO-N said...

I know you are busy. Just want to let you know that there's something for you in my blog:

Check it out when you are free.

Judy said...

Sounds like you are also busy.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your lovely family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Nightwing said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing day to you and your love ones...:)

zewt said...

very true... which is why i wrote somethig on that too. and like you... i didnt quite like it when ppl wish me merry xmas after knowing about it... particularly from christians.

KittyCat said...

Happy New Year 2008! Hope you had a good Christmas =)



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