For as long as I can remember, anytime the word “Christmas” was spelled with an “X” in place of “Christ”, I’ve heard people rage about the “removal” of Christ from Christmas.
And, for a time, in my naiveté, I had the same rage.
Fortunately, years ago, I came to learn that I was misinformed and being down right ridiculous…as is anyone who rages about it.
When I see or hear someone ranting about the “removal of Christ from Christmas” I immediately recognize that they don’t know much about Christian history and has never taken the time to learn the truth about the “Xmas” origin.
I feel the need to sit them down with the Google machine and walk them through what’s known as “research”.
To save some time here though, I’ve linked to one of the best and easiest overviews of the history of the dreaded “X” of Xmas.
I now, more often than not, spell “Christmas” as “Xmas” and I get plenty of flack for it.
I’m ok with it, though.
I know why I spell it that way and why I believe we should all be spelling it with an “X”.
So, people of Planet Earth, spell it how you wish.
Just, please, for the love of all that is holy, stop raging on anyone who chooses to spell it differently than you under the misguided argument that they want to remove Christ. They’re not the devil in disguise and I’m certain they love Jesus just as much as you do…