Xmas A Vintage Word

It turns out that the word “XMAS” as a contraction of Christmas is not a matter of modern slang or lazy writers.


The term goes back to written usage in the 16th century.

1913 XMAS greeting

1913 XMAS greeting

I fee a little better about it now and Xmas shall no longer annoy me!

See more of the letter “X” at: http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/

Learn more about XMAS at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas

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5 thoughts on “Xmas A Vintage Word

  1. lesliebc

    A few people have written about this (including moi) and it’s really enlightening. Merry Xmas!

    abcw team

  2. Well, it was bound to happen, – the coincidence of X and Christmas just made for a few people picking the same topic!!! A good one I think. Have a happy Christmas Janis!!

  3. I was browsing one of my favorite area antique stores during the holidays and saw vintage Christmas cards with the xmas greeting. Merry Christmas to you, Janis!

  4. The “No Xmas Trees” sign reminds me of the plywood our good friend John used to build our floating woodshed. It was a large plywood sign from the nearby forest that said, “No Xmas Tree Cutting.” Have a very merry Xmas. – Margy

  5. What? No more trees! Boo!
    Merry Xmas

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