Why do people say Merry X-mas instead of Merry christmas?
Because some people think that the word "Christ" which is in Christmas, is highly offensive... It's a little ridiculous.
I've never heard anyone say it. I've only seen it written. It's an abbreviation.
Never hear anybody say that either. Just a shorter way of saying it.
A shorter way to put it.
They're trying to take the "Christ" out of Christmas, but the "X" in "X-mas" was a sign meaning Christ. So they're saying "Christmas" either way
because X-mas is a abbreviation for Christmas.
SOMETIMES it's because they don't believe in Christ. Sometimes it's just to shorten the name.
It's an abbreviation for Christmas. Most people believe that others are trying to take Christ out of Christmas, but this is a common misconception. X is actually a Greek translation for Christ.
I've heard it is to take Christ out of Christmas, but I don't think that's true. X=Chi=Christ.
Because those who do not believe in Jesus Christ do not like the word "christ" in Christmas. I don't know why they would trade it out for "X" though.