Why is Christmas called Xmas?

Some think that Xmas is a commercial or just another abbreviation for Christmas but it has deeper roots than you would believe at first sight. The “X” in Xmas comes from the greek word Xristos. Xristos is an initial for Christ’s name, many Christians in Europe know about this but not the North Americans. Mainly because they don’t understand the Greek language. Many people take this as an commercial insult but nobody notice it’s deep roots. But even people who know the story behind the famous X, suggest not to use this term, because it’s too commercial.

Did you know the oldest representation of Christ following was the Chi Rho. Ancient Roman coins had this sign on it, Constantine, who thanked God for winning battles always brought this cross with him.

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