I love it when Christians get bothered about “taking Christ out of Chirstmas” by calling it Xmas.
An excerpt from Wikipedia:
Xmas (or X-mas) is an abbreviation for Christmas. It is derived from the word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, transliterated as Christos, which is Greek for Christ. Greek is the language in which the whole New Testament was written.
Originally, in “Xmas”, X represented the Greek letter χ (see chi). It was pronounced with an aspirated [kh], which is the first letter of Christ’s name in Greek. An upper-case χ has the same shape as a Latin alphabet letter X, hence the abbreviation “Xmas”.
It seems Christmas has been abbreviated for at least the past 1,000 years. Before Xmas, there was XPmas, according to Inge Milfull, assistant editor of etymology at Oxford English Dictionaries (OED). She found references in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 and says the P was probably dropped later. XP, or the Greek Letters χ (chi) and ρ (rho) is an ancient abbreviation for Christ (see Labarum) and is still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ.
As origins of the word go largely unnoticed by the larger public, many people believe that the term is often used as a tool by some to “take Christ out of Christmas” as a means of secularization or a vehicle for pushing political correctness. This notion is greatly disputed.
A lump of coal to all whiners!