• No. It does not bother me either way. There are more important things to get upset over in this world than an abbreviation.
  • No doubt some whack jobs out there are offended. Life itself is offensive to people these days. If instead of being so offended all the time, people actually did something to better themselves, help others and improve the society we live in, I guarantee you that they wouldn't have to go thru life being so offended at the world
  • It doesn't offend me, but I hate it. Xmas, it's just so bloody stupid. It's not the longest word in the world, just write Christmas. It's better than crimbo, though. Crimbo makes me want to kill people.
  • No, it is an abbreviation. I do not see how anyone could get offended.
  • Not at all. I have used it many times myself. I see nothing wrong with it and will most likely use it in the future.
  • No, it doesn't bother me.
  • I used to be as it was tsking the Christ out of Christmas which is the reason for the season however several years ago our Pastor did his sermon on this exact topic and said how he too was offended by it until he suddenly had a word from God that it was ok because "X marks the spot".
  • Isn't Christmas supposed to be about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.So who are people celebrating when they say Xmas.The mass of Jesus X maybe? The word Xmas has been around for a 1000 years or more but I prefer to say Christmas.
  • No, the word 'Xmas' doesn't bug me; "Merry f*cking Xmas," might though. ;) jk
  • It's just a shortcut -- has no bad connotations that I know of.
  • What could be offensive about it?
  • I am not. Christmas is already so commercialized and so far removed from its original meaning, spelling it correctly or using the abbreviation can't possibly make things worse. But I'm also not offended when I hear people talk about old ladies. I am an old lady..nothing will change that fact. I don't take offense at such things. I don't go looking for ways to be hurt/insulted/offended. :)
  • No. I saw it spelled that way before I saw it spelled 'christmas'. It's the time of the summer/winter solstice, people need to understand the origins of holidays more.
  • no of course not, it is an ancient abbreviation for Christmas
  • It stems form the Greek word for Christ - Christos. The Ch sound is spelled with the Greek letter Chi which in English looks like the letter X. It's not taking Christ out of Christmas, it's just abbreviating it.
  • It is not an abbreviation I use but I am not offended by the use of it.
  • I'm not a big fan either. Here's some history and theories behind its usage:
  • Sigh. Did you not see the dozens of other questions about this abbreviation? The "X" in "Xmas" stands for "Christ." There's nothing "immoral" or "insulting" about it, and it has been used for hundreds of years. (Not that you were saying there is, but others have made that incorrect assumption.) I'm perfectly fine with this exact equivalent abbrevation.
  • I use it and b/day but it is sloppy and lazy
  • I agree. I don't like it either.
  • Yes because it takes Christ out of christmas
  • No, the term 'Xmas' is just a modern abbreviation for Christmas. It's shorter and easier to write.
  • No. I would never X Christ out of Christmas, because for me HE is the reason for the season! But I believe everyone has a right to choose what they wish to believe... or not. And I have no problem understanding what they are saying. I also don't make it a habit to be offended... especially not on behalf of someone else!

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