I would like first to say Merry Christmas and what a wonderful time of year it is.
I'm sure by now you know the meaning of Christmas, (if you don't please pick up a copy of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown). But what of the meaning of X-Mas?
X-mas, commonly refered to as crossing Christ out of Christmas, isn't really that at all. You see the English "X" character is actualy the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet Chi.
Chi is the first leter of the greek word "Christo" translated Christ.
Thus even though some of your secular friends may be using a shorthand and not acutually writing out the whole word "Christmas" Christ is still in that word.
And that is the true meaning of the word X-Mas
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.