Opinion

Merry Xmas! “X” stands for Christ

Please don’t hate the x.

If you look through Wal-Mart’s cards, you will find a few bold “Xmas” tidings scattered among the holiday greetings of “Merry Christmas!” and “Happy Holidays.” In the past, many of us have sighed, thinking, “what is our world coming to when we remove Jesus from his very own holiday?” Many associate the x with materialism and view the symbol as a sign that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost.

We The Threefold Advocate would like to set the record straight.

Google (or, better yet, ask a Biblical studies professor) “the meaning of Xmas” and you will discover the x is the Greek letter chi, which translates to the word “Christ.”

Yes, materialism abounds. And yes, many have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But Xmas greeting cards are not a part of that movement.

There is an “x” in Christmas. But the x does not slash out Christ. The x is Christ.