X was the ancient Greek abbreviation for the word "Christ" The word "Christ" in Greek is Xristos. During the 16th century, Europeans began using X, the first initial of Christ's name, as shorthand for the word "Christ" in "Christmas".
The Bible does not say exactly when Jesus was born. "Shepherds were herding their flocks" -- suggest spring not winter. In the year 350, Pope Julius 1 decided to make the birth of Jesus a holiday, choosing December 25.
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Posted on December 23, 2009 at 5:35pm